Sometimes sentimental meaning of a home is the single reason mom and dad have not moved and with good reason. The touchy subject of moving is just that, a touchy subject, and who has the time to open that can of worms?
Discussing the touchy subject of moving
There is no quick fix when it comes to moving, and this is especially true when it comes to moving Mom and Dad. Have they been in their home for 30, 40, 50 years? There is so much stuff, and they really don’t want to move. The problem is, every time you visit you realize the home is just not safe for them any longer. The bedroom is upstairs, the laundry room is in the basement and their day is spent on the main level. Mom can’t see very well, Dad uses a walker, and they refuse to hire anyone to help. Every time the subject comes up, you feel like a villain. Generally the conversation doesn’t end well. So, you leave without any resolution.
Get-togethers are dreaded, because the subject of moving inevitably resurfaces. There is always someone who reminds you that you “really need to do something.” Being your parents’ caretaker is not an easy task. Your parents don’t want you to be bothered with them, but they simply cannot do things on their own any longer. Most likely you are elected by default to handle the task of discussing the touchy subject of moving and doing something about it.
It may not be time to move just yet, but you should act soon. At some point, there will be an accident. And when that happens, you will be in emergency mode. It’s likely that you will feel worse than you did when you broached the touchy subject of moving.
If your parents depend on one another and one ends up hospitalized, you could have an even bigger problem on your hands. Don’t despair. There is help out there. This story of how a daughter moved her parents 1600 miles to live with her may be encouraging.
A trusted advisor can help you seek out your options and put a long term plan into place. You won’t need to take a month off work to get Mom and Dad the help they need. All it takes is a phone call to get started.
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