Transitioning A Senior Relative To Assisted Living: Three Ways A Moving Company Can Help

Posted on: 15 January 2016

Making the decision to transition a loved one to assisted living isn't easy, and knowing what to do with all of the possessions in his or her home can make the process even more difficult. Fortunately, there are resources that can help you with this transition. Moving companies offer several services you can use to help get everything sorted and moved to where it needs to go. Here are just a few ways a moving company can help. 

Packing Services

Packing up an entire lifetime's worth of possessions is no easy task to undertake. Many moving companies offer packing services, which can help to ease some of the burden. The moving company can pack items by item type so you can determine where each box should go. You can even give them directions to label the boxes for storage or for another location based on the contents to make it easier to move the items once everything is packed.

Multi-Location Moving

You may need to have some items moved to your home and have others moved to a storage unit. The moving company can arrange to have all the boxes sent to their intended location, and it can even arrange for some items to be transported to the assisted living facility. You can have a favorite dresser or recliner moved to your loved one's new residence, or you can simply have the moving company transport all of the clothing and personal items your relative wants to bring to the assisted living facility. If your loved one wants to give away heirloom furniture to other relatives, you can also arrange to have the moving company deliver these items for you. 

Unpacking And Furniture Arranging Services

When the moving company moves the items to your home or the assisted living facility, the movers can help with unpacking as well. This can include hanging clothing in closets, placing dishes in your loved one's new kitchenette or placing personal items in dressers or cabinets. They can also help to rearrange the furniture in the new residence to make room for personal furniture. If you are going to use your basement or attic instead of a storage unit, the movers can help you arrange the boxes of personal items in your space, so you can focus on taking care of your loved one.

A moving company can be an invaluable source when you are transitioning a loved one to an assisted living facility. Contact a local moving company (such as and discuss your situation to see if the movers have any other services to help you during this difficult time.