ElderCarelink Blog

Older adults and downsizing: what to expect

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
September 30th, 2011 at 9:48 am

Older adults make the decision to downsize for a number of reasons–from their house becoming too difficult to maintain to the inability to navigate the house safely. Every time I think about packing up our home of 34 years, the task seems like a major project.

When downsizing, consider all the details and the complexity of the decisions to be made. If the older adult or couple needs some assistance, it is important for all involved to be aware this move is going to require some sensitivity to the situation–particularly if this is not a move that a person is ready to make or circumstances dictate it happens with little notice.

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