When you have an elderly loved one who no longer feels able to maintain their current family home, you may wonder what you can do to help them during the transition into their new, downsized residence. The following are steps you can take to assist your loved one in their move. Assist with Categorization and Organization On top of moving into a new home, your loved one will have to consider what they want to keep for use in their new smaller home and what they will be getting rid of.