Are your elderly parents considering the move to a senior living community? If your parents are thinking about downsizing, there may be a few ways that you can help. Downsizing can be a challenge, but with the right knowledge and resources, the transition can be seamless. From assisting with listing their current home to helping them pick out a new senior living community, find out how you can be an asset as your parents take this big step towards an independent senior living community.
Where Do They Want to Live?
As you and your parents consider their options, find out what location would work best. Do your parents want to be close to family members? Would they rather stay in the city they’ve lived in for years or are they ready for a new adventure?
What’s Important to Your Parents in Retirement?
When considering different communities, find out what your parents want to prioritize. Some of the services, amenities, and features of senior living communities can include:
- Frequent outings
- Complimentary transportation
- Exciting activities
- Chef-prepared dining
- Spacious residences
- Services like housekeeping and laundry
Discover what’s important to your parents and look for a senior living community that will meet their needs.
What’s Their Budget?
Having conversations about money can be difficult. However, it’s an essential topic to cover when helping loved ones with downsizing and the move to an independent living community. There are senior living options that can fit every budget. Coming up with a spending plan for your parents’ retirement savings and Social Security income can ensure that they don’t need to worry about their finances while in independent living.
What Should They Keep?
Downsizing can be a challenge, especially when it comes to going through treasured possessions. There’s no need to get rid of everything during this transition. Many senior living communities encourage residents to decorate their homes with furniture and decor that they love. Ask your parents what items they couldn’t imagine parting with and make sure that they’re included in their next home.
It’s important to be mindful of your parents’ feelings during this process. Going through a lifetime of memories and thinking about leaving a home they love can be tough. However, talking about everything they’re looking forward to in their new home can make the transition a little easier.
Who Can Help with Downsizing?
Unless you’re a senior living specialist or a real estate agent, it’s likely that your loved one will have questions or concerns that you can’t answer. Talk to an expert about what to expect during the downsizing process. These professionals have navigated countless transitions to senior living communities and can provide guidance whenever it’s needed. There are even services specifically designed to assist seniors in making this move. Reach out to the senior living community your loved one is moving to find out if they offer help.
Conservatory’s Senior Living Communities Throughout Texas
Conservatory Senior Living offers a number of resort-style independent living communities in the Dallas and Houston areas. In our communities, residents enjoy upscale amenities in beautiful environments. For over 25 years, Texas seniors have made Conservatory their home. We invite you to learn more and schedule a tour of one of our communities today:
- Conservatory At Alden Bridge
- Conservatory At Champion Forest
- Conservatory At Keller Town Center
- Conservatory At North Austin
- Conservatory At Plano
Independent living gives residents the opportunity to do more of what they love. Our exclusive senior lifestyle programs include fitness classes, delicious dining, fun activities, and a commitment to making each day memorable. Find out what sets Conservatory communities apart. Reach out to a member of our team today at 832-843-9962.