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When moving an aging loved one to a nursing home, it is difficult to determine which belongings they should bring, which ones they must purge and what you are willing to keep. Use this guide to prepare for the transition.

The emotions involved in relocating a senior often overshadow the medical, financial and legal implications. Make sure you and your loved one are fully prepared for everything that a move entails.

I'm sure you've heard that soldiers in the field resist becoming close to their buddies, the reason being that they either rotate out or worse, become KIA's. Living in a 55+ community has the same pitfalls.

It can be hard for a senior to adjust after moving from their home into independent living. This transition can be made easier with the support of family caregivers and residents in the new community.

Purging personal belongings is not always a simple task, so do your best to understand how emotionally challenging this process can be. Keep these strategies in mind to make downsizing a more positive experience.

Help make assisted living feel more like home, especially for elders reluctant to give up the comforts of familiar surroundings.

Expert advice from Carol Bradley Bursack: How to talk with an angry mother-in-law about moving into assisted living.

The conversation about moving to a retirement community or an assisted living facility doesn’t have to be difficult or emotionally charged. Use these tips to encourage a healthy discussion before a crisis arises.

Many retirement communities use creative techniques to help residents make friends, settle into a routine and feel comfortable in their new home.

It can take a few weeks for a new resident to adapt to their surroundings, meet neighbors and staff, and personalize their living space. Use these strategies both before and after the big move to make sure this transition goes smoothly for everyone.

Moving to senior living can be a tough transition. Caregivers often find their once-social parents are isolating themselves, not joining in activities and isolating from other residents. Here are some ways to help make the social transition to senior living.

Selling a home if a parent has Alzheimer's can an issue. Elder law attorneys say the sale of a parent's home is an issue they receive inquiries about daily. Here's what caregivers need to know before trying to sell their parent's house.

Convincing a parent to move to assisted living could be beneficial for their social life, safety, and physical well-being. But how do you get stubborn aging parents to make the big move?

Most seniors wish to age in place in their own homes, but sometimes the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe, healthy and active is to consider a move to an assisted living community.

Senior move managers specialize in organizing, downsizing and packing up an elder’s current residence and helping set up their new home.

Moving an elderly parent into assisted living or a nursing home is a hard transition for both the caregiver and the senior. Leaving the home where an aging parent spent a lifetime is both physically and emotionally challenging for the whole family.

Whether your loved one goes into an assisted living facility willingly or needs some encouragement, adjusting can be a challenge. Work as a team with your family and the staff to promote a smooth and comfortable move.

Moving your elderly parent into an assisted living facility is never easy, but it can be made less painful for caregivers, family and most importantly, the elder.

Long-distance caregiving is challenging, but so is convincing Mom and Dad to relocate so they’re closer to family. How do you know if you are making the right decision?

Taking the time to research assisted living facilities before talking with resistant elders will help you understand the options and ensure the discussion goes smoothly.