Explore a seamless transition as your senior parents move in. Read on for guidance for a comfortable family living arrangement.
When it comes to senior living options, aging at home is the number one preference for 75% of adults ages 50 and over. However, independent living isn’t always the best living arrangement for the older adults.1 Adjusting “at home” to living with you can provide your parents the privacy and dignity of a family residence without the dangers, upkeep, and isolation of remaining in their current house.
If you’re an adult child working toward elderly parents moving in, read on for tips to help with moving day and the preparation leading up to it.
There’s no single authoritative checklist for moving elderly parents into your home, but be aware—it’s more than emptying a few drawers for a houseguest. As the family caregiver, you’ll need to tackle:
Your loved one has had a lifetime to develop strong preferences, collect treasured belongings, and create a home that fits them just right. While you can’t recreate that same home when they move in, you can:
It’s easy to get lost in the stressful overload of the moving process, so beware of falling victim to irritation, impatience, and exhaustion. Set the right tone and keep spirits high by ensuring you:
Help elderly parents moving in feel loved and welcome with some early preparation and by taking a few moments together before everyone heads to bed on the first day. Consider:
No matter how well you get along now, adjusting to living with senior parents is a process. Ease the way with these methods:
Welcoming your parents to their new home includes the big step of dealing with their old home—downsizing belongings, packing to move, and preparing for a sale.
Truehold's sale-leaseback is a way to bridge this process. Instead of all the cost, time, and work involved in prepping a property for open house season, you can close on a sale quickly and continue to make use of it as a renter for as long as needed.
Take your time transitioning parents to a new home and sorting through the belongings they’ve spent a lifetime accumulating. In the meantime, Truehold will take over responsibility for property insurance, as well as major repairs and maintenance.
Ready to learn more? Contact us today to find out if a sale-leaseback is right for your family.
1 AARP. Where We Live, Where We Age: Trends in Home and Community Preferences: 2021 Home and Community Preferences Survey: A National Survey of Adults Age 18-Plus. https://www.aarp.org/pri/topics/livable-communities/housing/2021-home-community-preferences/
2 Lively. Falls in the elderly: statistics. https://www.lively.com/health-and-aging/elderly-falls-statistics/
3 CDC. Older Adult Fall Prevention: Facts About Falls. https://www.cdc.gov/falls/facts.html
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