There’s no one quite like family to help us seize an opportunity or navigate a challenge. But no matter how much we know that to be true, we sometimes don’t know how to ask for help, and sometimes we don’t know how to offer it. This is the situation many families find themselves in when it comes time to consider a senior living move for an older relative. We know, because we’ve been there. We also know that it’s not always easy to take the first step, but it’s almost always appreciated.
With that in mind, we’ve collected some helpful tips and suggestions that families can use to navigate senior living transitions together. Get the ebook.
This guide offers a three-pronged approach to working through a senior living transition together.
Step #1: Get on the Same Page
Have an open and honest conversation- both with the group that wants to provide help with your aging relative. Discuss each other's concerns, what you think needs to happen next and how you want to approach next steps.
Step #2: Plan the Next Phase
Together, your group will divide and conquer questions of how to handle the budget, search for a community, downsize, pack and make the actual move.
Step #3: Make the Change
Make the senior living move a positive experience by pulling together in the days and weeks leading up to and following the move. Keep communicating, and let your older relative know the support doesn't stop when the boxes are unpacked.