SO YOU’VE DECIDED ON ASSISTED LIVING-NOW WHAT???
Great News…You’ve made the realistic decision that you or your parents are moving to a new home. Below is a quick summary of helpful tips to ensure a smooth transition.
Re-Create one or two rooms! Imagine moving to a Condo! Take familiar furniture, small treasures to decorate and discuss with your new friends. Get a floor plan to layout the furniture you’re taking.
Sell your home-Decide if you want to list your home or sell quickly for cash. This can eliminate repairs and costs.
Estate Sale-Make arrangements to have an Estate Sale not Garage Sale. Do this after you have moved out…It could be emotional to watch your “stuff” being sold. This is a terrific way to make extra money and move on!
Lifestyle Change- Many seniors think of this as their last move and it causes depression or anger. More positive individuals think of it as a way to unburden their families, get the care they need, sell the expensive home and get rid of a lot of “stuff” they don’t need or use. Today’s Assisted Living environments are as active and engaged as you want to be. Many seniors find this renewal of personal interaction very rewarding and enjoy productive ways to spend their time!
The first 60 days-Don’t over engineer this decision…Get your home set up, learn about activities and groups available. What things have you enjoyed over the years? For example, cards, book clubs, exercise, worship, nice dinners and glass of wine?? Take small steps get engaged and the Activities Director will help you find the right situation for you.
Bottom Line-These tips and steps are a proven way to get your emotions in check, make some extra money and physically get rid of a lot of unnecessary “stuff”.
This article was written by Nanci E. Gould-Broker/Owner of Geiger Gould Properties, SRES-Senior Real Estate Specialist, CPRES-Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert.
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