Moving your aging parent may be one of the most difficult decisions you may have to make in a life time. What do you do with your 88 year old parent who may not be able to live on his or her own and needs assistance? You know that is a discussion you need to have with your parent, yet like many adult children who were thinking of moving elderly parents dread the three words “assisted living facility” it seems so foreign, cold and impossible to utter. Epically when the senior parent unrealistically believes they can take care of themselves for the rest of their lives.
Remember you are in this this alone. Barry Jacobs, PsyD, a psychologist who has counseled many people in the situation of moving elderly parents, knows how difficult it can be when a parent in need of aging parent care refuses to leave his or her home. While he’s quick to say there are no magic strategies or tricks for persuading an elder to move, he suggests that adult children ask their parent to “indulge” them by visiting an assisted living facility. He says “What I tell adult children is that, unfortunately, sometimes things have to get worse to get better,”. Don’t wait for that to happen. You can start planning by having short conversations with your adult parent now. Let them know your concern for them. Here are some of the questions you will need to start thinking about:
Should I move them into a Senior Facility or have them age in place?
Can we afford to move them into a Senior Facility?
If we do move them what will we do with all their life long possessions?
What will happen to their home they currently have?
Can I do this on my own or will I need assistance?
How long will this process take?
How will I receive emotional support?
Could I use the assistance of a Senior Move Management Company?
Where can I find a qualified Real Estate Agent?
Do I need a power of attorney?
Call today to talk to one of our Senior Real Estate Specialist. We have answers for you and can help ease the pressure you may be feeling. It is our goal to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. If we can't help you in your area, we will help you find a Senior Real Estate Specialist located near you. Our services can provide you with information of what it means to “age in place” or help you find the best senior facility to move an aging senior. Whatever your need call today for a FREE consolation. Call 888 436-1286.
Author:Julie Cosgrove BRE #00828743 Phone: 209-298-0252 Dated: March 11th 2015 Views: 492 About Julie: Julie was born and raised in Stockton CA, she married her high school sweetheart George and has 2 bo...
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About Julie Cosgrove Real Estate Professionals at Keller Williams Realty
California REALTOR® Julie Cosgrove is a driven individual that not only pushes herself to achieve excellence but will make it her priority to transform her client’s dream home into a reality. She and her team believe in Exceeding Expectations of their clients
Julie and her team’s positive approach and no nonsense attitude will help guide their client’s through their transaction. They will outline the buying and selling process, stay in close contact and constantly affirm that they have their clients best interest at heart. She and her team strive for trust, coupled with support, so her clients can enjoy a smooth transaction.
Recently Julie started her sister company, One Simple SOLUTION. As Julie’s real estate business grew, she saw a need to help seniors downsize or transition into senior-centered living. The desire of this company is to make our Senior Citizens and families feel as calm and stress free as possible during their transition from one home to the next. One Simple Solutions works hand in hand with each realtor to make sure that their clients is completely taken care of from the packing stages to the complete move to their new location. No stone is left unturned. We offer organization, helpful tips and more to make this move as uncomplicated as possible.
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"We have bought and sold homes with Julie, one of which was a short sale. She has always been very professional and accommodating to our needs, whether is be coming out on the weekends or getting loan documentation to us at 9pm on a weekday. My wife and I currently live in our dream home, we would recommend Julie to any of our friends and/or family."