The Often Overlooked Reality of Moving for the Elderly
By Kris Pearson-Realtor RSA
Moving for many of us is a choice and although it can be a stressful time, we are fulfilling our dream, to sell our existing home and purchase a new home. We are making a deliberate choice to change our living arrangement and pursue the next chapter in our lives.
For the elderly, selling their home and moving to a senior living community is nothing short of a grieving process, over which they feel very little control. Moving to a senior community represents for most elderly people a loss of control, loss of self, loss of independence and of possessions. It is not a decision they make willingly, but rather a forced and often sudden decision to due to health reasons. As a result there is often resistance to selling their home and a reluctance to accept what the move represents for them. (more…)