Moving an older relative from his family home to a new -- and usually smaller -- residence is labor intensive for you and emotionally disruptive for them.
6 Steps to Organizing Your Parent’s Move provides practical steps for successfully organizing your parent’s move:
Step 1: Get the whole family on board
Step 2: Work slowly when packing up –think months, not days
Step 3: Get real about the size of your older relatives’ new place
Step 4: Work room by room when organizing the move
Step 5: Accept your relative’s choices about what to keep
Step 6: When all else fails, move first and purge later