Relocation service helps families with aging parents

Kevin Magna

June 10, 2011

Many seniors choose to move closer to family and friends as they grow older, but the move itself can be a difficult transition – both mentally and physically. Kids are usually busy working and can't help with the process, which means that older adults are left with an enormous task. 

That's what Shannon Lang hopes to help with. Her company, Elder Move, specializes in relocating seniors, according to News 880 AM.

"It seems that we're the sandwich generation, I almost want to call it. We as adult children have our families, our kids, our full-time jobs and now we're also moved into the position of being caregivers for our parents as well," she told the news source.

She began the company in January and has seen a steady increase in demand as more people become aware of her services.

When moving to a new home, it's important to think about safety, as well. One way to make a house age-friendly is to install a personal emergency response system, because this device can be used to instantly send a medical alert to a call center if assistance is required.

Experts suggest that, to make the transition itself easier, seniors may want to make a photo album of the items and collections that they are unable to bring with them to their new home.