Are your parents getting ready to move to assisted living? Are they having a hard time getting around their home due to size or space? Are there too many memories they aren’t ready to part with?
Family Matters organizes belongings for you and/or with you. If necessary we can help with estate/garage sales and work with vendors to help sell the house. This an understandably a stressful time for you and your family members. We will work with all family members to give emotional support and help make the transition as smooth as possible. What makes Family Matters stand out from all other moving and organizing companies is that we emotionally support you every step of the way. We hold your hand through this process and with guide you through this transition.
It’s only natural to avoid talking about things that make us uncomfortable. However, this means that important topics often go ignored which will lead to frustrating misunderstandings-particularly when it comes to this family transitions. It is an emotional time in each family members life. Here are some of our thoughts which may help with this transition:
The next best way is to actively listen to their fears and concerns, not speaking but focusing on their message, putting your emotions aside. Consider that your parents may merely want to be heard. each family member’s opinions should be welcomed and heard during your family discussion on senior care. Come to a point where no one is agreeing and therefore no decisions are being made? Family Matters will act as your family’s mediator. We understand that tons of emotions are up in the air that aren’t communicated effectively. We will help you in-house hands-on.
Think about how you would want to be treated if you were in their position. When discussing senior assisted living, toss judgement out the window and go in with an open mind. Be prepared to accept your loved one’s choices. Support them in the decisions they make. Communicate how much you love and respect them. Remind your loved one of reason why you’re doing this. You love them and want them to continue their lives happily and healthy. Through this emotional transition don’t forget the important things. Seems like now-a-days people always forget the important things…a phone call, a text, a visit. It goes a long way. Be connected, stay connected. Strengthen your family unit. Family always matters.
Lastly…laugh ♥ This may seem like an odd piece of advice in this extremely important during this time. In a transition like this, find joy in the little things. Find humor even in the most bizarre circumstances and let it RELAX you. It’s okay to laugh. The last thing you want to do is approach this situation with turmoil expecting the worst and feeling ready for combat. Follow your loved one’s lead and calmly let it guide the conversation.