Moving out after decades of living in the same house can’t be easy. Just imagine what it might be like 30-40 years from now, when it might be your children’s turn to decide what happens to you. Even for the child, the prospect is hard to think of. However, in the interest of keeping seniors safe – not only from the pandemic, but from issues like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia – a move from regular living to an assisted living home or a nursing home will eventually be necessary.
As a result, you have to prepare yourself, as well as your parent. Downsizing is a good application for this, and it will help you get rid of a lot of older items that neither you nor your mom and dad will need any longer.
Downsizing essentially involves the transition from regular living to minimalism. Basically, if you downsize, then you pledge to use only those items that will be necessary for you to survive and to keep a few smaller memories such as old photographs, smaller memorabilia and a few meaningful decoration items.
You can help your elderly parent a lot with downsizing. A retirement communities Denver senior care specialist tells us that you can assist them with the planning process. They suggest sorting all items into categories and deciding what should go into storage. Also, you can assist them a great deal towards finding all those awesome old memories and deciding which ones to take with them to their new home.