One of the hardest aspects of adulthood is watching your parents grow old. This is particularly true if they start to lose their independence and/or have health issues that require care. You will want to do all that you can to help in this situation, which often means relocating the parent to be closer to you or perhaps even living with you. Relocating a parent so that you can provide care or to move them into a care facility can be a smart move, but it can also cause a great deal of disruption and needs to be handled with care. Here are a few tips that should help.
Arrange Medical Flight Transportation
You need to think about the process of physically moving your elderly parent, which can be tricky if they have health issues and/or they live far away. You can arrange medical flight transport as a way to easily, safely and comfortably move them to their new home. Flight nurses can handle all of the complexities of travel for those with special needs, including coordinating with airports, airlines and ground transportation as well as provide care from door to door.
Start Planning As Early As Possible
As a major move that can cause a lot of disruption for all parties involved, it is important that you start planning as early as possible. This will give you enough time to get prepared, to get your parent prepared both physically and mentally and to handle all of the complexities of the move.
Enlist As Much Help As You Can
Relocating and caring for an elderly parent is a lot of hard work, but it can be made much easier when you have others that can help out. Having a large support network can make a big difference, so you should not shy away from asking other family members, friends and even neighbors to help out.
Find A Reliable Moving Company
One of the biggest challenges when relocating an elderly parent is moving their possessions. It is a good idea to go through their possessions with them and to get rid of what they do not need, which can make the move much easier (and cheaper). You should then find a reliable and experienced moving company and discuss with them any needs, concerns or questions that you and your parent has.
Give It Some Time
It is likely that it will take some time for your parent to feel settled in their new home and there could be some teething issues along the way. This is all perfectly natural as it is a major undertaking and it could take some time for them to recover and adjust to their new home.
Relocating an elderly parent is not an easy decision and it can be a major undertaking that could be difficult for all involved. These tips should help with the planning and hopefully help the process to be as simple, smooth and stress-free as possible.