Expert Provides Advice To Caregivers Considering Relocating Aging Parents

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Many Baby Boomers who are assisting elderly parents need answers to a potentially life altering question - should elderly parents be relocated? There are no one size fits all responses to this increasingly widespread issue. Even local moves are complex but overlaying geographic relocation can be even more daunting. In the May feature article on Parent Care, a respected senior relocation expert shares valuable insights.

Most Baby Boomers who are assisting elderly parents have given passing thought to the possibility that their folks might need to relocate but feel the decisions to be made loom on the horizon. A change in a parent's circumstances can force an immediate decision on relocation issues most haven't fully contemplated.

In her article featured during May on Parent Care, senior relocation expert Donna Quinn Robbins offers guidance to those confronted with the myriad decisions that need to be made. Robbins, president of San Francisco-based Ultimate Moves and co-author of Moving Mom & Dad, shares insights gleaned from over three thousand successful elder relocations. "No two are the same" offers Robbins, "but there are several constants that all will confront. First and foremost is whether or not the parent is willing to relocate."

In addition to this pivotal issue, Robbins details several others that will affect the decision. They range from whether parents should remain local or make a cross country move to live with children, to types of housing to dispensation of heirlooms. She also counsels that factors including a parent's safety in their current homes, the state of their health and needed support systems must be carefully considered.

Parent Care CEO, Bill Gillis expressed his optimism that many caregivers will find Robbins article helpful. "The breadth and scope of Donna's experience is invaluable. Her first-hand knowledge of issues related to diverse types of moves can provide readers the jump start they need." Gillis estimates that over a quarter of a million long distance senior relocations will be made during the summer with more than half resulting from unforeseen circumstances.

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