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How to move with elderly loved ones

How to move with elderly loved ones

Moving house can be a highly stressful experience, regardless of what age you are. This stress is further elevated for the elderly who are usually not too comfortable with too much change, and can prove to be a challenge all too often. Moving with the elderly requires a little more planning, foresight and consideration, but this can be made pretty straight forward with some preparation and patience. In this article, we will look at some handy tips when it comes to moving with the elderly, so read on to find out more!VIEW the POST

A guide to selecting the best housing option for your aging parents

A guide to selecting the best housing option for your aging parents

If you are currently gearing up to have a ‘big talk’ about the future with your elderly parents, you’re probably feeling a bit nervous about the outcome. Thankfully, I do not have to worry about this as both of my parents are in their 50's, but it does make me worry about how things will be. Especially as I have watched how things with my GrandFathers have developed over the years, it's difficult. It's an emotional rollercoaster for everyone involved. While making decisions on behalf of a mentally diminished parent can be emotionally draining, there are fewer worries about how to approach the situation and how to bring up the subject of outside care. With cognitively able parents, it can be tough just getting past the mental barrier that says ‘I’m the child. I can’t be in charge of this.’ VIEW the POST