Moving mom: 8 lessons I learned from loss

What you can do to help clients who are faced with moving a parent after losing a spouse
  • Everyone grieves differently. Be prepared for a range of reactions.
  • Be sure to advice the family to report the death immediately and to seek advice on medical and Social Security benefits.
  • Avoid taking sides, stay focused and muster as much compassion and patience as possible.

One of life’s hardest transitions is losing a loved one. This is extraordinarily difficult when the surviving parent is forced to move against their will for health or financial reasons. When you or your clients face this situation, you can be there to provide both comfort as well as much needed expertise on coping with the situation.