Does your elderly loved one need to move to a smaller home? Maybe they are moving in with you instead. Either way, when a senior citizen moves, it can be tough on them, especially if they have lived in the same place for a long time. They might feel many things including anxiety. If your elderly loved one is experiencing anxiety due to moving, there are some ways that you and their caregivers can help.
Have a Plan
Make a Familiar Space for Your Loved One
Create a Smooth Transition
As mentioned, it is going to take some time for your loved one to go through things and become comfortable with the move. It would be helpful if you create a smooth transition for them. For instance, let them walk through their new home a few times, at minimum, before moving their belongings into the home. Once they move their belongings in, stay with them for the day. For the first night or two, it might even be beneficial if you or one of their caregivers could stay with them for the night, while they get used to their new home.