Protecting an Elderly Loved One

How Assisted Living Movers Can Help Your Parents Downsize

by Margie Adams

Downsizing from a home to an assisted living community can be a very large task to overcome. Luckily, it is not a task that you have to do on your own. You can hire an assisted living moving company to help you with this task. These types of moving companies are well aware of the unique challenges your family will face with downsizing and moving into an assisted living facility and have the resources in place to help you with this move.

Help Visualize The New Space

One of the things that assisted movers help with is the downsizing process. They can get the floor plans for your parent's new home and help them visualize and see what the space will look like. They can help walk through your parent's home and help your parents choose which furniture that they want to take with them and can map out where the furniture should go in their new home.

By visualizing the new space and determining the furniture that should be taken to your parent's new home in an assisted living community, the downsizing process will be stared.

Help With the Downsizing Process

With an assisted living moving company, you don't have to do all the work of downsizing on your own. In addition to helping your parents visualize the new space, they can help with the organizing and sorting that goes into downsizing, guided by what your parent's want to keep and let go off.

Once everything is sorted, they can help get rid of unwanted items. They can arrange to donate items. They can arrange estate sales and can take items to consignment shops. They can help get rid of items in the way that your family deems appropriate.

Help with Storage

There may be items that your parents are not willing to part with yet. An assisted living moving company can help ensure that those items are properly packed and arrange storage for these items. On moving day, they can make sure that storage items make their way to your parent's storage unit.

Packing & Unpacking

Once the storage items are put into storage, and everything else is donated, the assisted moving company will help pack up your parent's home. Packing is a laborious task that could be too much for your parents to handle. The movers can handle packing up all of your parent's belongings with care.

Additionally, when they get to the new assisted living faculty, they can unpack and set-up your parent's new home using the customized floor plans that show where your parents want their furniture to go.

Not having to take care of all the packing and unpacking will make the move easier on your parents. An assisted living moving company understands the complexity of downsizing from a family home to a senior assisted care center, and will help your family with that transition.