When we live apart from our loved ones, we often find it challenging to help when we want to be there for them. I lived through this experience as a daughter who lived 8 hours away from her parents. I understand the challenges you and your loved ones face. At
You may have started noticing that your loved ones are having challenges when it comes to the maintenance of their home or other daily living activities. They may be struggling with lawn and yard maintenance, or going up and down stairs. Perhaps they are struggling with cooking and cleaning. If
Where do you even start?
When your aging parents are not ready to move but you are noticing some challenges, here are a few things you can do to help them continue to live safely in their home.
Do a walkthrough with the lights off or in very low
Continuing the series in helping our parents and aging loved ones make the decision to downsize and/or move, this video covers the five key things to consider before downsizing.
Remember the acronym B.A.L.L.S.
Budget: This will be one of the most important factors to consider. What are your current living expenses?
We often get asked to share in great detail what we do as home transition specialists at Moving Forward Matters, Home Transitions for Families & Seniors.
Our team is a highly specialized team, trained in the art of moving, organizing and staging your home and belongings. The work we do goes beyond
You want to help your parents or a loved one live safely in their home. You also know it may be time for them to downsize to a smaller home or retirement residence. How can you help when your aging parents refuse your help?
1. Acknowledge how they feel. This may
It’s a question that I get all the time. “How do I approach the subject of downsizing and moving with my aging loved ones?” It’s not easy when you are beginning to notice challenges they may be facing living in their home. There are things you can do to approach
It can be so overwhelming looking at all the clutter and “stuff” you’ve accumulated over the years. You know it’s time to clear out the space and let go but you don’t know where to start.
You may be saying to yourself:
“I’m overwhelmed and I do not know