Life Changes: Are You Ready? 4 Steps to Get You Started
We understand relocation is a stressful life event, and even more so as we age. The percentages of people age 50 and above that are choosing to downsize or move due to lifestyle or health issues have been reported to be close to 50%. Where should you move? Are you ready for the lifestyle of an active adult community, independent living or will you need assistance with activities of daily living that a professional caregiver will provide in an assisted living or memory care facility? You may have moved into your home 30 years ago, and it was the perfect fit for your family, but now as you grow older, your needs have changed with wanting less square footage, eliminating yard maintenance and the convenience and safety of one level living.
Where do you start? We understand the process can feel overwhelming. How should you handle the details of pricing and selling your home, what to keep or donate, and liquidating what you no longer need for a fair price? Here are 4 steps to get you started:
1. Have the Conversation
Take time to sit down with your loved one(s) and identify your goals, not necessarily end results. For example, maybe your loved one would like to live somewhere with activities geared towards those over 50 years old or having dining options nearby, so cooking isn’t a concern. Learn more about having the conversation on our previous post.
2. Educate Yourself
Educate yourself on the services your loved one may need.
3. Create a “Wish List”
Make a “wish list” of possible services your loved one may need and start drafting a budget for those services.
4. Contact us, NexSeason Transitions!
Our Concierge Level Services allow you to customize your package, only paying for the services your loved one and family needs. Plus, we’ll do the hard work of sorting through all the services out there so you will get the most professional and trusted companies in the industry.
It is important to make the right decisions that will save you time, money, and alleviate the stress and chaos. We are compassionate experts creating comfort and clarity to guide you through a smooth home transition. When you are not sure what you need or where to start, call us today for a free consultation.