Tips To Help Navigate An Elderly Move


Any Long Island, NY move can be stressful. However, when you are handling a move with an elderly parent or grandparent, it may be more stressful.

Why the stress?

There are many cases in which the elderly parent or grandparent is not too keen on moving, even if they are just downsizing. That is why it is important to have a conversation with the other person about the benefits of moving -- whether you are moving them closer to you or even out of state for better weather.

With this being said, we have a few tips that can help you navigate this upcoming move.

1. Delegate The Move To Professionals

You have enough on your plate, so you will want to ensure that you hire the right professionals to handle the move for you. We offer our Long Island Assisted Living team when we are approached about a move for the elderly.

This team will pack everything, load it up, and get it to their new residence, whether it is an assisted living home or a smaller home near you.

2. Declutter And Put Items In Storage

Most elderly moves will result in downsizing, so it is important that you declutter some items, and perhaps put some in storage that your elderly loved one does not want to part with.

Many people take this time to hand down heirlooms to who they want to give them to, and the like. It is one task that can help an elderly mover get rid of the items willingly, as they know they are going to a great home.

3. Take Care Of Any Healthcare Items Needed

If you are moving to a new area and need a new healthcare team, this is one of those items that you need to go ahead and schedule now. In addition, make sure your elderly loved one has enough of their prescriptions to last them so it is not a rush to the pharmacy when you arrive at their new home.

Let Quality Moving & Storage Handle Your Long Island, NY Move

Whether you are moving your elderly loved one into a facility or simply downsizing their home, we are here to help.

Contact us or call us today at 631-392-7077 for a free quote.