Has Your Elderly Parent Fallen And Needs Surgery But Lives Hours Away? Start The Move And Schedule The Help
If your parent has taken a bad fall that leads to surgery, and you need to move them miles away from their home to where you live, you'll want to start getting the necessary components in motion as quickly as possible. After the fall, you may decide living on their own isn't the safest thing for your parent and that it's time to move them in with you permanently or into an assisted living center.
If you know that your parent is going to need to move their items into your home, that they are going to need someone to care for them while you're at work, and that they're going to need therapy, you'll want to have it all arranged before the surgery.
Long Distance Movers
Have a moving company pack up all the belongings that your parent will need and everything in their living space so it can be transported with them. The long distance movers can put everything into a storage unit if you don't have room in your home for all of their things or if you want to store it until you have time to go through it all. This will make it easier to sell your parent's home or to avoid paying rent longer than necessary.
Insurance Changes and Surgery Consultations
Start working to make sure that your parent's health insurance will cover the surgery at a medical facility in the area where you live, and find a surgeon that can get them in for a consultation. This may require having their medical records faxed from one office to another, or you may have to get copies of scans and imaging to take to the surgeon.
Home Health and Therapy
Will you have time to watch over your parent around the clock or get them to therapy after their surgery? If you won't, you'll want to find a home health company that can come in during the day, and a physical therapist that can do on-site therapy sessions. This means you can go to work, and you won't have to worry about your parent's care throughout the day, or running them around.
If your parent needs your help and you have no choice but to move them in with you and have your parent get the surgery in your area, follow these steps. These will help make the transition smooth and easier for everyone.