Recognizing the Signs of Relocation Stress Syndrome

As elders transition into new homes and living situations they often feel displaced, disoriented, or even depressed. Caregivers and other senior care professionals have an increasing responsibility to learn how to support older adults as they face moving into assisted living and other community settings. Moving later in life produces a great deal of stress and negatively impacts older adults’ decision-making ability and general health. Most of us have moved at least once and understand the complexities of organizing, downsizing, packing, and moving. For older adults, moving is not only complicated, it is one of the most stressful events […]