My senior mom and I are finally getting settled after moving two states over. It's definitely been a challenge but Kentucky is beautiful, our new neighbors are great, and I'm finally starting to get through some of my piles. I have even survived my first experience watching "Bambi" cross the road! For a city girl, that was a major shock and you can bet I'm watching extra carefully as I drive. 🙂
I've set up my new health, auto, and rental property insurance. Did you know they probably all have to be changed if you move to another state, even if you stay with the same company! That was definitely a time-consuming shock to the system. And when you are taking care of aging parents' affairs, Medicare health insurance for seniors has its own requirements and needs! It's definitely vital to plan on some serious time spent working on all these projects when you move!
My senior mom handled the move like a trooper though even she admits it was a bit exhausting during the process. I was able to do all the house hunting and apartment hunting myself before we moved which saved her quite a bit of stress and strain. In addition, it really helped that we were able to move directly from one rental home to another without having to live in temporary housing for a month or so as many people do when they relocate. While that's often a necessity, if you can avoid it with aging parents it will usually make a smoother transition for each of you.
How about you? Have you had to live in temporary housing with a senior parent? How did they do? How did you do? 🙂