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Why Hire a Senior Move Manager?

Senior Move Managers provide unique services and support for older adults and their families during downsizing and moving.  Often these transitions can feel chaotic, stressful, overwhelming, and emotionally draining.  Senior move managers offer a compassionate answer for help in organization, task management, manpower, and maybe most importantly - ways to both preserve memories and emotionally 'let go'.

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Why hire a Senior Move Manager?

Downsizing and relocation stress can affect those who have chosen to move, been involuntarily relocated, or been placed in a care facility for mental or medical needs. Studies have shown that certain actions are successful in minimizing relocation stress. These actions are all hallmarks of senior move management, and like a wedding planner, a senior move manager will handle all the arrangements for a smooth transition with care and compassion.


They include:

  • Involving the senior in the decision and planning process.

  • Providing the senior with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss his or her concerns.

  • Honoring the individual’s preferences and allowing him or her to maintain control.

  • Listening to the wonderful stories and memories while sorting through belongings.

  • Paying attention to details and maintain the senior’s daily routine as much as possible.

  • Safeguarding the senior’s personal possessions.

  • Offering information and assistance in ways in which they can both preserve memories and to let go of "stuff".

  • Providing relief of stress on what, who, and how to distribute meaningful belongings to family and friends.

  • Involving the senior in setting up the new home.

  • Making the new home resemble (as much as possible) the old home.

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You should hire a Senior Move Manager if You Are :


  • Downsizing to declutter your home

  • Relocating to a smaller residence

  • Moving to a senior living or residential care facility

  • Overwhelmed with all the tasks involved in a move

  • Struggling to make decisions concerning what to keep

  • Putting a house on the market and need decluttering and staging

  • An executor responsible for the distribution and disposal of tangible assets

  • You are busy juggling work, family or traveling long distance

How is it different from a moving company?

  • Senior move managers provide a multifaceted approach to the move process from space planning in the beginning to post-move support and advocacy.

  • Senior move managers minimize the chaos and stress associated with moving by addressing all aspects of the move process. They are responsible for creating and executing a seamless action plan, customized to the client's wishes.

  • With the gentle and expert guidance of an experienced senior move manager, older adults and families make the key decisions without the emotional and physical distress that can follow. As a result, they avoid the costly mistakes and remorse that often accompany such major lifestyle transitions.

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