The Grief of Relocation

I've become more aware of the grief associated with relocating to assisted living or a nursing home. Friends of mine are planning to move to assisted living next year. "We can only bring one sixth of our things," the husband shared. When older adults are forced to move due to age or health problems, they must part with possessions, leave their home and neighborhood. These losses are upsetting to say the least. Family members can help with planning, contacting the mover, packing, and setting up their loved one's new place.