How Can You Help Your Senior Decide if it’s Time to Move?

Moving is not always the best option for aging adults, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good idea for your aging family member. There are a lot of different factors to consider from all angles.

Senior Care Perinton NY - How Can You Help Your Senior Decide if it's Time to Move?

Senior Care Perinton NY – How Can You Help Your Senior Decide if it’s Time to Move?

There’s not Enough Room Where She Lives

As your elderly family member ages, she may find that she needs more assistive devices, tools, and safety equipment in order to be safer at home. Some of these types of equipment can take up a lot of space, such as wheelchairs and walkers. While she may have room initially, the home can start to feel crowded even if it isn’t cluttered simply due to space constraints.

She Needs More Help

At some point, your senior may need some extra help beyond what you’re able to provide from another location. Even if you live in the same town, you may have other responsibilities that keep you from being there as often as you want to be. Senior care providers can definitely fill in that gap, but you may need to be in a central location to make things even easier.

She’s Lonely Where She Is

Neighborhoods change, people move away, and your senior may find that she’s getting lonelier than she used to living on her own. Again, senior care providers can definitely help with this, but you may want to spend more time with your aging adult, too. Sometimes a move is exactly what needs to happen in order to help your elderly family member to feel more included.

She Wants to Move

In the end, if your senior wants to move to a new location, this is one of the best reasons for her to do so. This means that she views it as a positive situation that is going to give her plenty of benefits for the hassle that moving definitely can be. Talk with your senior about what she wants and what can be done to get her where she wants to be.

There are serious questions for you to answer, too, whether your senior is going to be moving in with you or into another arrangement nearby. Planning ahead for this conversation can help it to go much more smoothly.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care Services in Perinton NY, contact the caring staff at Caring Hearts of Rochester today! Serving Rochester, Pittsford, Greece, Webster, Canandaigua, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Brighton, Henrietta and ansurrounding communities. Call 585-245-0134.

About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)