Have you ever noticed that anything & everything seems perfectly possible…until it falls into your lap!?! If you have ever faced the detailed and daunting task of moving a loved one from their beloved home, you know exactly what we mean. If the list on the left looks familiar…you are in very, very good company! This week’s blog revisits a few featured, favorite articles on our blog that make moving mom possible, and introduces a few great reads to inspire and engage you even more. You can do it…and we are here to help!
Countless individuals and families have endured the trials and tribulations of physically and emotionally managing the move of a parent into a better quality of life for their current age and stage. If you have been following our blog for some time, you may have read about why this is becoming an increasingly common responsibility in out post about ‘Familial Trends In Aging & The Growing Need For Senior Move Managers’. Perhaps you’ve pondered who can help you with the actual move, and explored our discussion on ‘Move Manager Differences From Traditional Movers’. Maybe moving mom or dad has triggered the sale of a family home and you’ve learned all about ‘Choosing A Senior Real Estate Agent’. And if all else failed and you just needed to see it to believe it…hopefully you’ve met Paul, an amazing client who selected T-O-P Move Management to transition his mother to a more suitable, yet smaller, living arrangement with ease, as seen in our video blog.
If you are seeking some additional support in all aspects of senior move management, you may also find the following books helpful, as recommended by the National Association of Senior Move Managers. You may also find these suggestions make great gifts if you have a friend or co-worker who is going through the transition of moving an aging loved one. (Click HERE for the list & links to Amazon.)
Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash — A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move | Vickie Dellaquila
Moving for Seniors: A Step-by-Step Workbook | Barbara H. Morris
Moving in the Right Direction | Bruce Nemovitz
No Ordinary Move: Relocating Your Aging Parents | Barbara J. Perman, PhD
The Secret Lives of Hoarders | Matt Paxton
If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts as you help a loved one right-size their life, without turning yours upside down along the way, please know that we are always here to help! The books and blogs above are carefully selected resources...but the best assistance you can get is in a personal & proactive advocate (that's us!).