It is not simple to move seniors as we think. You may set a moving date and think you have completed the job but in reality, it is the starting phase. You have to remain involved throughout until he or she gets settled in their elderly care home. They should be willing to adjust and live with the surroundings. Though you are residing far away or close by, you are the main caregiver. Here sharing some suggestions and tips that would simplify the transition process.
Planning the move
Most parents will enjoy when you give them freedom to pack and unpack their things. When you mention what to do and what not to think they would not feel interested in supporting you. It is best to assist them in packing instead of ordering them. It is not simple to create a new home. It is an emotional and personal process. You have to choose a location where you mom and dad feels comfortable and happy.
You can plan for a farewell since your parents have been living in that particular community for years. You can announce to their friends, relatives, and neighbor regarding their leaving date. Your parents would have got used living in a particular community or family setting and find hard to move leaving the relationships.
For example, you can arrange for a dinner party and invite your parent’s close friends. A candlelight dinner with commenting various changes, remembering special events and saying goodbye will remain a lot of meaningful to them. It will be a good start for parents who are shifting to community living.
Creating a familiar environment:
It is best to create a familiar environment instead of purchasing new carpet or couch. It would make them feel that they are living at their home, and nothing much has changed. You can place the same bookshelves, books, family photos and souvenirs as they were in your home.