moving to assisted living

Tips for Moving Into an Assisted Living Facility

Moving: it’s not something most of us look forward to. And the burden is especially heavy if you’re moving to a nursing care home or assisted living facility. Luckily, the transition is far from impossible. In this post, we’ll share our top tips and tricks for making your move (planned or unplanned) as straightforward as possible.

Step One: Getting Ready to Move

Even if the move to an assisted living facility is unexpected, you can still prepare for it. Before move day rolls around, go through your belongings (or help your loved one), and decide what to keep and what to donate. Taking time to pare down before the big move makes the process faster and simpler.

If you have trouble getting rid of things, consider making three piles, we call them the ABC piles. The “A pile” are the items to keep. The “B pile” are the items to donate or give away to loved ones.  And the “C pile” are the items to throw away. If there are things you want to keep but don’t want to move, consider putting them in storage until you need them again. Your moving company can help you arrange this.

Step Two: Call in Help

No elderly person should have to move on their own. This is why it’s so important to ask for backup. If you’re moving to be closer to adult children, ask if they can come help with your move. They’ll be able to assist with things like creating a floor plan layout for your new space, ensuring all your existing furniture will fit, and boxing up items you’ll take with you.

In addition to family and friends, you can also lean on a moving company. Many teams offer consultative services designed to help you get the assistance you need, no matter what. Plus, moving heavy items can be especially difficult for the elderly, or people with back concerns.

Step Three: Create a Schedule

Now that you’ve pared down your belongings and gotten extra hands on deck, it’s time to start planning for move day. Create a schedule to keep you on track. This schedule can help you arrange contractors, make sure your utilities are transferred or turned off, and figure out when to forward your mail.

Making Your Move as Seamless as Possible

The decision to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility is one of life’s most significant. Here at Master Movers, we understand that. Our team does everything in our power to help our clients streamline and simplify their moves.

Whether you’re moving across the city of Portland or across state lines, we’re here to assist you. Come to us for packing, transport, storage, and consultative services. We’ve been in this business for years, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Ready to learn more about our team or our services? Contact us today.