How to Help Convince Mom or Dad About Their Move

Change can be hard, especially when it comes to moving out of a house that you’ve inhabited for years. Some parents may understand that it would be best to move into a smaller place or an assisted care facility, but others may understandably resist suggestions that their longtime home isn’t the best choice for their future.


Even if it’s a difficult conversation, moving may be in your parents best interests. Here are some ways that you can help your parents to understand the need for senior moving services.

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Bring up Senior Moving Before Your Parents Need to Move

Moving a parent isn’t always an easy decision for both the parent and the child. It’s even harder when the idea hasn’t been brought up before. It’s important to have conversations with your parents about moving before they ever need to. That way you can openly discuss different options for a safer living situation when it’s time to move and your parents know that the eventual move is to help them in the future.

Work Together

If you have siblings, make sure to work with them throughout the process. It’s important to have everyone on the same page when it comes to moving your parents and multiple voices may help your mother or father realize that maybe it’s time to move on to a new home.


If your parents’ continually refuse, step back for a time and find other ways to bring up the conversation at a later date. If your parents show say that they’re at least willing to look at new housing facilities, schedule some appointments as soon as you can. If you aren’t free, one of you siblings may be able to help so that your parents can see some potential residences while they’re more open-minded about moving.

Helping Your Parents Move

Moving elderly parents can be a stressful experience. Even after you’ve convinced your parents that it’s time to move on from their old home, finding a new residence can be a time-consuming experience. The last thing you need is to have the actual moving experience to be a pain.


Andrews Moving is a family-owned business that understands that your parent’s deserve the best possible service during a difficult time. Our professionals safely move your parents’ possessions into their new home to help them ease into the next phase of their lives.


When the time comes for your parents to move into the next phase of their life, give us a call at 800-321-8680 or contact Andrews online for professional senior moving services in Columbus and Cleveland.

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