Do you intend to move a senior adult? It could be your loved one needs to move into a new house or a retirement village. Moving senior adults can be a complicated task. It is especially so since they could have health issues that affect their mobility. Below is a guide on how to move senior adults.

Find the Removalist

Work with a removalist that understands the needs of senior citizens. Consider the following when hiring a removalist:    

  1. Inquire whether the removalist has moved senior adults in the past. You could also ask for reviews from other seniors that have engaged the services of that removalist.
  2. Ask how the removalist will customise the removal programs to accommodate the needs of your loved one. For instance, the removalist could extend the removals timeline, offer to clean the new home and arrange your loved one's items.
  3. Consider removalists who will provide discounts to all senior adults or those affiliated with a particular profession. 
  4. See if they offer removals insurance and extra services such as on-site storage containers. 

Start the Move

Most removalists will need accurate details to help them understand the nature of the move. For example, what health conditions does your loved one suffer from? If they have some medical conditions or medications, they may need to make several stops during the removal trip. For example, people that have arthritis could require frequent stops to stretch their joints. Inform the removalist if your loved one has special medical equipment such as oxygen tanks and mobility scooters. It will help the removalist determine suitable transportation. Most removalists will ask you to transport valuables and pets. However, when moving a senior adult, the professional should make exemptions. For example, the removalist could hire a security company to move valuables.  

Prepare for the Removal

Proper preparation will help prevent oversights when moving your loved one. For instance, you could consider downsizing to reduce the number of items to be moved. It is a vital consideration if your loved one is moving into a smaller house or a specialised care facility such as an assisted living home. Inform the removalist of any challenges that they could face on the removals day. For example, could be your loved one's home has narrow staircases or inadequate parking space. Meet with the removalist and decide on an appropriate route to use and the time to execute the move. 

Moving senior adults should now be easy with the above guide. Work with a removalist and consider the recommended planning and execution tips.