Having to make a decision on moving your parent from the family home is always a difficult discussion. However, it doesn’t need to be. Make sure you approach the topic delicately and with intention. How the conversation is approached will absolutely make a difference in your parent’s response to the idea.
Here are four tips when approaching your parent about the prospect of downsizing from Go Gordons:
1. Communicate openly
The most important step you can take when discussing downsizing with loved ones is communicating with them. Let them know clearly why you think it is a good idea for them to move to a more conducive and manageable residence.
Maybe you want them to be closer to you or you are concerned about their safety is in a large home by themselves. Perhaps you believe they would enjoy their time more if they were nearer to the things they love to do – sailing, golfing, visiting their grandchildren, or something else.