Moving Tips For Seniors And People With Disabilities
Many people experience at least one move during their lifetime. These moves can be very challenging for anyone, and especially so for seniors or people with disabilities. The following guide can help you help your loved one who falls into one of the categories achieve a successful and low stress move experience. At Berger Allied Moving & Storage, our team is here to help you with all of your relocation requirements. Below are some moving tips for seniors and others with disabilities:
Create a Checklist with a Timeline
A few months before the move, make a checklist of items to be accomplished as part of the move planning process. Of particular note, the packing process should be done about 8 weeks prior to the move. A home assessment should be added to the timeline to determine what will be required in the new place to make it sufficiently accessible for yourself or your senior or disabled loved one.
Create a Moving Budget
Generate a moving budget as part of the financial planning process of the move. The budget will depend on the size of the relocation and the distance of the move involved. There are online moving calculators available to help in this process. You will need to find out from a senior moving company if your budget matches the moving services they offer.
Hire a Trusted Moving Company
You need a professional moving company with specific experience helping seniors and other with disabilities move. Senior movers with the right capabilities and experience will be able to easily move items such as CPAP machines, wheelchairs, lift chairs, and more, and do so efficiently and safely.
Discard, Donate, or Sell Unneeded Items
Donate, eliminate, or sell items you will not need to take with you as a senior or person with a disability. Having help and support from family and/or friends during this process can make the process much easier.
Get Help from Family and Friends
Get the help you need from loved ones and/or friends, especially if you have mobile, vision or other disabilities.
Prepare an Essential Moving Box
Put together a box of essential items you will need during the trip to your new location and the first day and night you will be there. This will help you avoid the need to unpack all of your belonging immediately, especially your essentials, or from going to the store the same day you arrive.
Obtain New Health Care Service Providers
If you are relocating across the state, it is important to get your health needs in order well before the day of your move. This would include finding a new primary care doctor and locating the emergency care centers and hospitals closest to your new place of residence. You will also want to setup the transfer of your medical records to your new doctor and/or healthcare facility.
As an experienced senior moving company, our team at Berger Allied Moving & Storage is ready to help. To request more information about our moving capabilities give us a call today at 866.969.5040 or request a moving quote.