Planning a move is a daunting task for everyone, especially older adults. This life adjustment takes plenty of planning and assistance to make it less stressful for everyone involved.
We tend to associate moving with warmer months, but sometimes a big move happens during the wintertime. If the opportunity to move to senior living occurs during the big chill, don’t fret. There are actually some advantages for moving in the cold.
A Chance to Get the Family Involved
The winter months are filled with holidays and cheer, bringing families together for plenty of celebrations. This is the perfect opportunity to help your senior loved one pack up their belongings and move into a community like The Classic at Hillcrest Greens.
Wisconsin winters can be brutal and filled with cold air, snow and ice, which makes the added assistance from family all the more helpful. Extra hands also remove the burden from family members who may otherwise be tasked with taking care of a big move by themselves.
Plan Your Move Around the Weather Forecast
Not all predictions are accurate, but it’s still important to pay close attention to the weather forecast. If the local meteorologist calls for a major snowstorm, try to plan your senior loved one’s move on a different day.
Hire a Senior-Friendly Moving Service
Any move is easier with the help of professionals, especially during the wintertime. Caregivers benefit from reduced stress if they hire a professional service that specializes in moving seniors. Moving services vary from assisting with the transfer of large items to packing up older adults belongings and moving precious goods into their new homes.
Winter is a Good Time for Sellers
If a component of your loved one’s move is the sale of a home, the winter months are actually a great time to sell. Homes listed in the winter have nearly a 10 percent greater likelihood of selling. And…given that the current home sales market continues to favor sellers, your chance of getting the price you are seeking remains high.
Winter is Lonely
Winter tends to be a lonely time, especially if an older adult lives alone. Moving to a senior living community like The Classic gives seniors an opportunity to mingle with neighbors and participate in planned activities. The community atmosphere is a great opportunity for older adults to expand their social skills and make new friends.
While winter weather brings its own challenges, it is a time of year that also brings its advantages when it comes to moving your senior loved one into a senior living community.