Tip #5: Make Arrangements for Your Loved Ones on Moving Day
Once you iron out all the details with your apartment moving company , the next thing to worry about is how to get your elderly loved one to their new home safe and sound. You can choose to drive them to their new home, or you can always commute. No matter what mode of transportation you choose, you have to make the necessary preparations to make travel time stress-free for your loved ones. Here are some things you need to consider:
- Are you accompanying them on the trip? If not, is there someone else who will accompany them?
- If they’re commuting to the new location, will there be enough breaks and stops? Seniors have a weaker bladder and will need the restroom more often.
- Do they have comfortable seating? Does the bus, train, plane have special services for seniors?
- If you are commuting, you should plan out your route carefully. Choose a route with less traffic and a lot of stops.
Tip #6: Allow Your Loved Ones to be Involved in the Process
We want the process to be a lot easier for our loved ones, but the truth is, elderly folks, don’t like feeling useless. Remember, this is their moving date. They’re moving to a new home and making a big change in their life. It makes them feel helpless if they don’t feel like they are part of the process.
Make sure to involve your loved ones in the decision-making process. Don’t make them feel as if they have no voice and no control over what happens. When looking for moving companies, involve them in the process. If they can manage it, it’s okay if they
Once you talk to several companies, you can sit down with your loved one and decide which local moving company to hire together. Any decision you make affects their lives, so make sure to ask for their permission first before making a move. If they want to start packing items, it’s okay to do so, even if your service includes moving and packing. Sometimes packing, if done at a relaxed and calm pace, is therapeutic for people about to move out.