Seniors move for a variety of reasons. Sometimes moves are planned, frequently months or even years in advance; often, though, they are precipitated by sudden changes in health or circumstances, such as a serious accident, illness or the death of a spouse or care provider.
Even a planned move can feel overwhelming, not only for the senior, but also for the family. Many decisions accompany a move. A senior move manager can help seniors and their loved ones simplify the process by creating a plan for the move and handling the details.
When seniors are downsizing or moving in with family or to retirement, independent, or assisted living, they have to make decisions about what will fit in their new space. A senior move manager can help seniors decide what furnishings are needed (and desired) and will fit comfortably in their new residence.
Many items in a home are attached to treasured memories, particularly when a senior has lived in his or her home for 20-plus years, and perhaps raised a family there. Sorting through those items takes time and patience. A senior move manager is a good listener and can help creatively preserve special memories, while patiently helping the senior sort and dispose of unwanted and unneeded items.
Moves can be emotional for a family that shares memories of growing up in the home that the senior parent is now leaving. Family members often think they are being helpful, but they are unaware of the added stress they are creating for the senior parent. A senior move manager can be a compassionate and steadying influence so the senior can focus on the task at hand.
An unplanned, or unexpected, move resulting from illness or a serious accident, can sometimes be a burden for family members. While adult children may be able to respond quickly to a medical emergency, they may not always be able to devote the time required to plan and expedite a move. Often, this can be particularly challenging for family members who live out of town. A senior move manager can provide the time and expertise needed to direct a move, and sometimes handle additional details necessary to prepare a home for sale, while family focuses on the health of the senior.