Moving Your Aging Parents

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Will you be ready when it's time...?

Whether whittling down to the essentials for a parent moving into a room or

two or downsizing for ourselves, ignoring the spirit and basing decisions on

health and safety alone could have devastating results.

In this hope filled book you will learn how to:

  • Identify needs and desires to create a quality new life
  • Cope with the Depression Era mind-set
  • Create emotionally sustaining environments to nurture the soul
  • Ready and sell the family home
  • Ask the RIGHT questions to help divest of treasures
  • Manage your energy and spirit throughout the process
  • Determine when it's time to consider alternative placement
  • Perform the ordinary in a non-ordinary way -- allowing you to preserve and heal family relationships

Expert's Acclaim for Moving Your Aging Parents

"A creative and inspiring godsend for helping Mom and Dad transition to the next phase of life. Valuable for caregivers, healthcare professionals, and seniors interested in aging with independence, dignity and grace."

--Jacqueline Marcell, author Elder Rage, host of Coping With Caregiving radio show

"What a truly remarkable and elegantly written book. The information is relevant for every

relocation regardless of the age or circumstances of the client."

--Sally B. Yaryan, Director, Professional Development & Education; Austin Board of REALTORS (r)

"As a thirty-five year plus veteran of health care practice as a Registered Nurse, specializing in the care of the elderly, I offer my heart-felt endorsement of this excellent book. It offers concrete plans to follow and emphasizes the emotional and spiritual counterparts that transform seemingly difficult chores into acts of mutual joy, growth, and love."

--Mary Durfor for Rebecca Reads

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From the Aging With Grace Series at Loving Healing Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615990139
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

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    This Book helped us move!

    We are the aging parents who needed to move in Moving Your Aging Parents by Nancy Daniel Wesson. We sold our house, every corner and crevice overflowing with forty years of our family's life, and moved to an apartment. The overflow filled two storage garages and a storage room (and that was after we gave away some large items).<BR/><BR/>Author Nancy Wesson covers practical, soulful, and medical needs in a variety of thoughtful settings. She makes a compelling case for being sensitive to the emotions of someone who is downsizing, as well as looking out for the physical requirements. She includes a section on how to meet the special needs of elders who have low vision or hearing, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease with specific details known to experienced caretakers.<BR/><BR/>As I read Nancy's admonishments for caretakers to remember to be kind to themselves, I was amused to realize that I needed that advice too. I had been rather hard on me, demanding too much of myself at times during our move.<BR/><BR/>This guide goes so far beyond downsizing or even helping elders downsize, that it surprises me that I also found it easy to read, and easy to implement her ideas. I'm so glad to have received this particular book as part of my participation in the LibraryThing Early Review program, because I have made room in our new place, in my new life, in my heart, for things I would have put aside without Nancy's wisdom.<BR/><BR/>Retirement, it has been often noted, is not undiluted joy, but can also be a time of facing new limitations, whether they be physical, financial, social, or all three. Nancy shows how to put the joy back into the Golden Years.<BR/><BR/>I dusted off my portable sewing machine, and discovered it can fit under and on top of a desk, making the area dual-use, then added my laptop for a triple-play. I brought my hand-loom out of retirement, and have been inspired to combine weaving, beading, crochet and sewing, making unique designs. It is fun to give myself permission to ignore "the rules" and make something just for the pleasure of it.<BR/><BR/>I cannot recommend this handy collection of practical wisdom and nurturing encouragement too strongly. Even people who are not moving could benefit from reading Nancy's book, as many of us would like some help sorting out our lives, belongings and activities to get a fresh start on the tangle of possessions and frenetic scheduling we call home.

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