Mom and Dad are moving out of their home of almost 50 years to a 2 bedroom independent living apartment. I live almost two hours away and am an only child. What kinds of things have you found to help the move and transition go most smoothly? The facility helps pack them and move them and sells their home. When I ask them how they feel about their upcoming move in a little under two weeks they don't sound excited and just say they want it to be done and hope they don't "kill each other" before the move.
Mom is very demanding of Dad, and I don't know he can live with that...although he has for over 50 years. it seems worse now. He is her main caregiver as she is on peritoneal dialysis and has neuropathy and is very weak and has much difficulty walking. When I visit she is very critical of him and I hate to be put in the middle.
I know I am rambling as there are a lot of issues here. I guess I mainly want tips that you have found to help your parents in their downsizing and moving out of their home and getting used to their new home. Thanks