Moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home can be a complicated, overwhelming process. If you have successfully navigated care needs, toured and selected a facility and figured out all of the necessary details – That is half the battle!
Unfortunately, even once you or your loved one is settled into their new place, there can be a ton of work ahead. Often, family support is needed to help coordinate all of the necessary logistics!
Organizing and Packing
Moving and packing for yourself is one thing, but moving and packing if you are unable to complete the tasks or have to complete the necessary tasks on behalf of a loved one – Is a whole other ball game. Trying to pack up someone else’s home, or trusting family to pack up your home, can be a daunting task.
Start small and work as diligently as possible. Often, nursing homes or assisted living facilities have limited space and therefore much of your belongings (or your loved one) will have to be packed, donated or stored elsewhere.
Clearing out the clutter, packing up the sentimental items and packing the essentials for your new home should be the top 3 priorities.
Finances and Subscriptions
Don’t forget to make all the necessary updates! Going through bank statements and credit card statements can be an easy way to account for anything that needs cancelled, or any address updates needed. Many service providers require a statement of residence from the nursing home or care facility to cancel contracts and subscriptions, grabbing one ahead of time can make life easier.
Moving and Storage
Assuming you have gotten much of the sorting and organizing out of the way, having professional help can make the moving (and/or storage) process much easier. Work that could take you or family members several weeks (or months) to complete, can be done easily in a short amount of time.
Packing, moving, and if needed, storage services, can all be helpful in making the process and transition as smooth as possible. Using a moving company can eliminate the need to pack and label items, supplies and equipment are all provided and long or short term storage is an option.
If you or a loved one is moving and needs assistance, please call us today! We can provide a free moving quote and recommend services and support to make the process as easy as possible.