Location. Where Should Your Parents Move?
Obviously, there are several different living arrangement options for your aging parent. However, the one you choose should depend on several factors, such as their overall health, physical capabilities, mobility needs, medication needs, finances, and social expectations.
The primary types of care arrangements seniors choose may include:
Nursing homes- There are well over 15,000 nursing home residences in America, according to the CDC. This option provides the highest level of care and is ideal for seniors who need 24-7 help.
Assisted living- This alternative gives the senior care, but the ability to live somewhat independently.
Independent living- Retirement communities with independent living options give the aging senior a safe environment, plenty of social activities, and other amenities. But they typically don't offer nursing care or help with daily activities.
Family member's home- Some seniors choose to move in with an adult child or other adult family member. This arrangement provides a home environment with the benefit of someone to help with activities of daily life (such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, dressing, or bathing).
After your parent chooses the right living arrangement for their needs, it's time to start the actual moving process. Read on for more information on how to move your parent to their new home in Mechanicsville VA.
Hire Local Mechanicsville VA Movers
While moving an elderly relative, I highly recommend hiring a professional Mechanicsville VA moving company to help with the load. Not only will hiring reputable movers ease the burden of relocating a lifetime’s worth of your parent’s belongings, but it’ll also ensure that those belongings make it safely to the new home. In addition to loading and unloading the truck, most professional Mechanicsville VA moving companies also offer packing and unpacking services. So be sure to inquire about the pricing of these services as well. To find the best Mechanicsville VA moving company to handle the move, look no further than Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage if you need reliable movers. All relocation companies in our area aren’t licensed and insured, so you can rest assured that your move will be in good hands with Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage.
Rent a Storage Unit
Perhaps your aging parent isn’t quite ready to part with certain items; or they’re planning to pass them down to future generations. Whatever the reason – you may need to rent a storage unit to hold the rest of their belongings. Storage facilities are a secure, convenient, and easy to access option for those who also need a temporary place to store things while moving. Several self storage facilities to consider include U-Haul, Public Storage, Extra Space Storage, and CubeSmart. However, if you wish to do your whole move under one umbrella, then Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage can offer you storage services as well. We have a warehouse at our main location in Norfolk, VA for all of our storage customers. Contact us on our website for more information about this service.
At Mid-Atlantic Moving and Storage, we understand that each and every move is as different, unique, and never the exact same. With that in mind, we pride ourselves on being able to customize and personalize every move we handle to give you a custom moving experience, tailored to your individual needs. Whether you need your entire house moved or just a sofa that has gotten heavier since the last time you moved, Mid-Atlantic Moving and Storage will take care of you at a surprisingly affordable rate. Give us a call at 877-452-4797 and we’ll have your parents in their beloved new location in no time!