Moving can be an ordeal at the best of times, even when a person is in great health and the move is voluntary. It doesn’t become any easier with medical conditions and a possibly unwanted move to an assisted living facility. In a best case scenario such a move is a relief and welcome change, but even then, the transition poses challenges.
Planning the move is helpful, and make sure to pack things that will help the person in question retain their identity and give a sense of continuity. The new place needs to become a home and a place to create new memories.
If you don’t know what to take and what to leave, it’s better to bring too much than too little. These decisions don’t need to be rushed, and even if some things will never be used again just having books, souvenirs, decorations, and similar can provide comfort and joy.
It’s tempting to buy new furniture when moving, but the change is often easier to handle if the new place can be made to resemble the old. This is particularly true if your loved one has Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. It is easier to wake up in an environment that has been familiar in decades than in a bare and new place. It is easier to stay oriented in a living room where the furniture looks like it always has and is where it always has been.
Every individual is different and every family is different. Discuss with your loved one, and with the staff at the assisted living facility.
Long Distance Medical Transportation for Seniors – 2 Transport Options
When the time comes to move, many choose an assisted living facility in another state to come closer to family. Transporting items over distance is not much harder than transporting them a few blocks, but moving an elderly person with dementia or other medical conditions can take a toll.
If you’re considering a long distance move, a long distance transportation service can make the journey easier. We provide comfortable and medically equipped coaches with onboard kitchens and bathrooms, and your loved one can rest on a hospital bed. The coaches are large enough for someone to go along for the ride, and we can accommodate most pets.
Call us at 800-311-3412 for more information and a free quote.