Moving to a new home is always tricky.  However, for seniors, trying to determine your next move poses additional challenges.  From deciding to downsize to finding the right community and choosing which items to keep, the whole process can be very stressful.  There are resources to help, read A Guide on Senior Moving to help you prepare for a smooth and stress-free move.   Many of your options will depend on your personal situation for example, how mobile are you?  What is your health situation?  What is your affordability situation?  Some seniors decide to move in with family members, in fact, one out of every four caregivers lives with the elderly or disabled loved one he or she cares for. This is an option, but check out this list of questions to see if this is the right choice for you and your family.

 

Source: Caring.com 2017 Caregiver Journey Survey

The Main Reasons Why Senior Loved Ones Moved in With Family

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61% cited a medical condition or diagnosis

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59% cited safety concerns

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29% cited financial considerations

Other options such as assisted living, nursing home, or a 55+ community are also great solutions but it depends on your needs.  Believe it or not, some of these options are less expensive than retrofitting your current home and hiring a home health aide or similar service.  For additional resources, revisit my blog:  A Quick Guide to Retirement and Affordable Living

 

Looking for more info on the options and costs for senior living in Maryland  Click Here.

When you do decide to make that move, check out the Steps for A Low-Stress Move First

 

 

Blog provided by: Darlene Smith

 

 

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