LJ HOOKER EBOOKS Your Complete Moving Guide - Page 24

Your Complete Moving Guide Assisting the elderly and disabled Chapter 10 Assisting The Elderly And Disabled During Your Move Unfamiliar surroundings can be quite a shock to the system for anyone, but it can be especially disruptive for the elderly and disabled. If you have older loved ones moving with you, you’ll need to organise a few things before moving day. Prior To Moving Day Any care providers your elderly or disabled loved one has will need to be alerted of the move. Some of these services might need to be reorganised at your new address, such as home care assistance, nurses or transportation. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will also need to be updated on the change of address, as records might need to be transferred to another office or branch in the new location. Medical records and other important documents should be kept in a safe and easy-to-access place so that they are not misplaced or accidentally packed away. Your elderly or disabled loved one will likely need some assistance with packing. Be kind and understanding 24 Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz of items they wish to hang onto on moving day, or items they wish to bring with them to their new home. The new home might need some minor alterations to accommodate for your loved one. Take some time before you settle them in to install handrails, ramps or handles in the home for their safety.