Depending on how long you have lived on your current residence will have an affect on how much time it will take you to get ready. Going from an apartment to a new home will probably not require a lot of work from you. However, if you are a home owner who has saved everything, this will take some time. Let's face it, it is difficult to part ways from some treasures but there are many different organizations that will accept these items and support charities. You may be shocked to find out that some of your possessions are worthless.
Start looking around. Do you want to be close to family, friends, medical facilities? There are many wonderful opportunities out there for you, but setting boundaries will help you to find the perfect place.
Warning: Make sure you and your partner are on the same page!
Chose a relator that you feel listens to you.