When is it time to speak to aging parents about moving? And what options do they have as to where to go?

Real Estate Agent with Just Jersey Real Estate.com

Discuss options very early...before its time to move. I have found that when seniors take the time to think about the options it's usually a smoother transition. Many senior facilities allow trial visits for up to two weeks and it's a great way to see if a senior "fits in".  Leaving a home, especially a long term home, is very difficult and emotionally stressful. Nearly everyone wishes to age in place as they grow older, but often the spacious family home becomes too burdensome, financially and physically, for older adults. Many people choose to stay in their home as long as possible however the down side to that is not having friends to age with when they transition to a new place and become lonely.  A place that offers a continuum of care seems to be a great choice for many but it's a difficult balance for everyone involved.

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Comments (3)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This isn't an easy conversation, and one I"m not looking forward to. It may be coming up for me and my family very quickly.

Nov 16, 2010 01:26 AM
Candy Miles-Crocker
Online Real Estate Agent Training - Chevy Chase, DC
Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training

You make a very good point Camille.  It's not an easy conversation for most families, but a much needed one.  Thank you.

Nov 16, 2010 01:46 AM
Laura T. Perry
Keller Williams Elite - Lancaster, PA
CRP, GMS, Award Winning Relocation Specialist

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Jul 15, 2014 10:23 PM