Moving ageing parents and other loved ones from their memory-filled, long-standing home to a smaller space in a new community can be a difficult task for them as well as those who help them. The person moving should allow time to organize, sort and pack belongings.
In this case, family and friends may have to work through decades worth of belongings. You want the transition to be as smooth as possible, regardless of whether it is in a retirement community or assisted living. Your loved one may have a hard time adapting to the stress of a move.