It can be hard for some people to move on, especially if they have been living in the same home for decades. The process can be emotional, but sometimes moving is necessary for those who are in need of extra care.
Our care services allow you to make the process quick and easy, with our empathetic staff on hand ready to make the customer feel better about leaving their old home behind.
Here are a few key tips to making the transition from one home to another as smooth as possible.
Get affairs in order before leaving
Moving is stressful, so to help those who are moving to a new home, it’s best that you take care of all the little things they need to address for them before they leave. This includes cleaning the old home, informing the correct utility companies about the change of address, telling the local council about the change.
If someone is reluctant to leave then, matters are going to be made worse when they’re made to pack away items and make tedious phone calls.
Prepare everything in the new home
It would be salt in the wound to make someone who is reluctant to leave their home unpack and rearrange things in a new one. The best way to get someone settled in a new home quickly is by sprucing it up yourself beforehand so they can walk through the front door, sit down, relax and not have to worry about anything.
Try and position items from the old house, such as family photos, keepsakes, and other things that hold sentimental value, and position them in similar areas as the old home, so it feels a bit more like the old house.
Spend some time with them
Staying over for the night helps a lot. Going to sleep alone in a new place can be stressful and upsetting no matter how old you are, so it would be a great comfort to them to know that they had someone they trusted nearby while they settled.
Kentish Home Care offers 24-hour care for customers that need around-the-clock care or just requires some assistance during the night going to the toilet or taking medication.