The stress of senior relocation can be too much. Downsizing, packing and sorting are really hard when an aging loved one is involved. Gentle Transitions helps our clients and their families by handing all aspects of the move. But, how does a Gentle Transitions move work? We made an infographic to help explain how we help seniors move. If you or an aging loved one are moving, call us to set up a no obligation consultation.
How a GT Move Works (Infographic)
Sort Easy and Obvious Areas First
When sorting in preparation for the move, sort easy and obvious areas first!
Sorting in areas that are obviously moving or obviously NOT moving will allow you to see progress and accomplishment. A rarely used room might be a good place to begin the sorting process where few items inside the room will move to the new place.
Sorting in difficult areas will take time, be cumbersome, frustrating, and leave you with the idea that you could never finish the whole house. Continue Reading →
Use Colored Dots, Stickers, or Post-It Notes to Identify Items in a Home
Whether it’s a chair, a painting, or a lamp on a table; use colored dots or stickers to identify the decisions you’ve made in a home. This way everyone (including yourself!) will know what decisions you’ve made about which items. Continue Reading →
Moving Mom or Dad is No Easy Thing!
No one likes to move. Moving a parent or another family member can be a lot worse. With the pressures and demands of life today, taking time to move a family member can be extremely challenging. In addition, many family members are now separated by hundreds of miles or several time zones which complicates the process immensely.
Gentle Transitions can provide much needed time, expertise, and an objective outlook to make a move doable resulting in a positive experience for both senior and family.
- A solution to the distance gap. In this day and age, family is no longer across the street or across town, family is often across the state, across the country, across the world. Working with family members from out-of-town is a frequent and regular occurrence at Gentle Transitions. Continue Reading →
Transitioning seniors to new living situations
By Melissa Heckscher, Daily Breeze Staff Writer
Pearl Davis’ one-bedroom apartment already feels like home.
In her bedroom, a hodgepodge of knickknacks are scattered on a desk; in the bathroom, a bounty of toiletries is stashed in cabinets; and everywhere, her long-held collection of paintings and photographs hang on the walls.
To think, she’s only been here five days.
“What makes it home? It’s the things that mean something to you,” said Davis, 83, who recently moved from her longtime three-bedroom house in Redondo Beach to a senior living facility in Manhattan Beach. “That’s the mindset you have to have.”
At her age, she admitted, moving is a challenging proposition. For one, she can’t lift most things. And the stress of downsizing from a 1,500-square-foot house to a 650-square-foot apartment can be “overwhelming.” Continue Reading →