Tag Archives: Moving an aging parent

Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 5

by Joy Loverde The process of talking about moving out of the family home with a reluctant parent is tricky; but not impossible. The secret of success is two-fold: start planting seeds early and ask questions as a way to build trust. Every conversation you will have about moving will be subject to a communication…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 4

by Joy Loverde Much of my success as a family caregiver when it comes to aging parents and loved ones has to do with always being willing to address problems head on. In other words... be proactive. If you are the proactive type – good for you. And many people are just the opposite. In…
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Wheelchair Rentals – It's Easier Than You Think

By Chris A West Even though you may enjoy walking around with a cane, there are some times where you may want to enjoy a wheelchair. If you do not want to purchase one and your healthcare agency will not provide one, then you can always look into some wheelchair rentals. These will come in handy…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 2

by Joy Loverde “I am never, EVER moving out of this house, and that’s that!” Over the past several decades, my widowed Aunt has been determined to stay put and live out the rest of her life in her own home. Moving her would be like moving mountains. And if anyone was foolish enough to…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 7

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 5

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XXIV

by Joy Loverde The plan is for Bill to leave Florida on a Friday morning and arrive in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. I would be there to greet Bill and get him settled into Sunrise Assisted Living. Mom will fly to Chicago on Sunday and then meet up with Bill after she drops off her…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XXIII

by Joy Loverde Now that the move is really going to happen, I have two immediate and important decisions to make. Number one is where is the best place for Bill to live right now and Number two... how in the world will I physically get him to Chicago? (more…)
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XXII

by Joy Loverde It’s time to tell Bill that he’s out of choices, and that the move to Chicago is taking place in a few short weeks. With a history of resistance and temperamental outbursts, I must be very cautious regarding my approach when bringing up this sensitive topic with Bill. In the back of…
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