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Helping Parents With The Transition
When our Baby Boomer clients and their loved ones finally reach the decision that it would be best for Mom to move to a full-service community, they typically enter into an entirely new universe of issues. Whether Mom will be relocating from the family home or a condo in Florida, the transition itself will always be traumatic.
In our effort to prepare our Baby Boomer family for the reality of managing these transitional matters, we have focused on a number of the most common issues and the manner in which many of our residents have addressed these issues. First of all, it is essential that the family understand how potentially confusing and discomforting the transition can be for your loved one. Consider your Mom’s perspective on the issues.
The uncertainty of what will happen when she leaves an environment that she knows and in which she is generally comfortable.
The fear of dealing with real estate agents, movers, utility companies, etc.
The hassle of choosing the exact items which will be most important to her in her future life and getting rid of those furnishings, accessories, clothing, etc. that are no longer worth keeping.
The challenge of having to have herself and the home constantly groomed during the selling process.
The challenge, at her age, of meeting new people and making new friends.