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Is It Time for Your Senior Parent to Downsize?

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Lately, your senior parent’s house isn’t looking as well-kept as it used to. You’ve also noticed overdue bills, laundry piling up, and other signs that your senior parent might be struggling to get by at home.

Could it be time for assisted living, or is a smaller home all that your parent needs?

If you’re tasked with helping a senior parent, use these resources to decide whether assisted living or downsizing is the right choice and plan your parent’s move.

Choosing the Right Senior Housing Option

Pros And Cons Of Downsizing After Retirement

When to Move From Independent Living to Assisted Living

11 Ways to Afford the Assisted Living Care You Need

How to Talk to Your Parents About Moving Out of Their Big, Beautiful House

Preparing Your Parent’s Home to Sell

Qualifying for a Mortgage in Retirement

Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers

How to Sell a House That Needs Work

Parting with Belongings

How to Help an Elderly Loved One Downsize

20 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Parent’s Home and Preparing for its Sale

Tips To Rid Sentimental Clutter
Where to Sell and Donate Everything After You’re Done Decluttering

Planning the Move

Moving Tips for Seniors and People With Disabilities
How Much Does It Cost To Move?

How to Pack for a Move

Moving Day Tasks and Tips and What to Expect

Helping a senior parent move is a serious undertaking. Not only is there a whole house of belongings to deal with — not to mention the house itself — you also have to convince a reluctant parent that moving is the right decision. However, your hard work will pay off when your parent is settled into their age-friendly home and everyone is enjoying newfound peace of mind.

Guest written by Andrea Needham <andrea@eldersday.org>

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