8 months, 4 weeks ago
The process of moving can be a tricky one for people of all ages. Even the people who are most used to a fast-paced life are brought to their knees by the complexity of the moving process. Now, think about how difficult it must be for an individual who has become used to a slower pace of life and less complicated schedule to uproot themselves. It is not easy to move, especially for a senior citizen. Besides the physical aspects involved in moving, such as finding the right company to get the job one, as well as getting everything packed up and taken to a new place, then trying to get everything situated again, there is also a considerably large emotional strain involved.
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It is much more difficult to move when people have to cope with the fact that they must get rid of years and years worth of possessions that will likely not fit into the new location they are moving to. For older persons, this is typically to a nursing home. Almost as much as the elderly person who wishes to move, many of these possessions also have a sentimental value to their families, who’s childhood memorabilia likely reside in the homes of their parents or other elderly family members.
Seeking the services of a professional moving service can help combat many of the anti-move sentiment that many people will likely pick up when their elderly family members are moving. Some people feel it is better to complete the moves of elderly family members without the assistance of such moving companies, since hiring people like this can make the whole process of moving that much more frightening for senior citizens. Heck, its even scary for average aged movers to think about a group of strangers whisking into their home, grabbing literally everything they own, and driving off with it in a rusty truck. Many fearful feelings about moving are amplified for senior citizens. Hiring the services of a third party company can help in the sentimental battle, since these companies can take all of the feel-trips and emotions away from family members who will not have to be around to witness the taking of their sentimentally-loaded goods, as well as the assorted feelings that their parents are likely going though at the time of the move.
Many movers who specialize in the moving of elderly people are often ones who have worked in similar fields at some point in their lives. These movers may have previously worked in a senior care facility or hospital, and they tend to be more well acclimated to the emotional tendencies of older folks.
One can find a plentiful list of moving company who specialize in senior citizen relocation online. Many of the companies listed should list organizing, sorting, and downsizing, as well as safe disposal of unwanted goods, and interior design (in order to help the elderly mover establish a comfortable living setup in their new location).
If you will be setting up the moving services for your elderly relative, then you should take it into your own hands find a company that is capable of competing elderly moves with the level of patience, delicacy, and care that they require. These people will often be fine with taking the moving process nice and slow in order to give your elderly relative the easiest time moving as possible. Many older ladies and gentlemen will often want to take the time to look and sort through goods as they are being loaded onto the truck.
It is critical to make sure that the person or company selected to do the move is licensed and insured. Check their online reviews, and maybe consider contacting people who have already conducted service with them in the past for a more detailed description of how they did things.
Remember that a decent senior-citizen moving service will likely not come cheap. Take some extra time to consider the prices of different companies, and maybe even get an estimate or two. Above all, try to be delicate with your elderly relative during this time, as they may be working through emotions in the weeks leading up to the move.