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Hiring a Senior Move Manager

Here are some helpful questions to ask when you consider hiring a Senior Move Manager. How long have you been providing senior move management services? Have you participated in any formal training? Are you fully insured for liability and workers’ compensation? Will you provide a written contract? Can you provide references? Are you a [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:24:44-07:00June 14th, 2016|Downsizing, Relocating a Parent, Senior Move Manager, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hiring a Senior Move Manager

What is a Senior Move Manager

A Senior Move Manager (SMM) is a professional who specializes in assisting seniors and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation.  The services offered by SMM may vary; however, anyone who chooses to use services from a SMM will receive much more than a relocation.  While supervising the relocation logistics are [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:25:33-07:00May 25th, 2016|Downsizing, Relocating a Parent, Senior Move Manager, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is a Senior Move Manager

A Poem for Downsizing

In honor of Great Poetry Reading Day, April 28th, below is a poem by an anonymous author.  It was written by a senior who recently lost his wife of many years and is now facing a move. POEM FOR ALL THOSE DOWNSIZING Wondering where to start with all this, On my own, my partner I [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:25:44-07:00April 27th, 2016|Downsizing, Poetry, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Poem for Downsizing

Understanding Senior Living

Gone are the days when “retirement housing” was just a nice way of saying “nursing home.”  Today, many different senior living options exist, yet many older adults and their families are not aware of the choices.  An overview of the alternatives reveals that retirement housing is as varied as the lifestyles and needs of residents. [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:25:52-07:00March 2nd, 2016|Levels of Care, Relocating a Parent, Senior Living, Types of Moves|Comments Off on Understanding Senior Living

Sorting with Seniors

Before moving, it is a good idea to sort through your things so you do not end up moving stuff that you do not need and have never really used. Not only will it save you time in packing and unpacking, but it will also save you money. The more stuff you have to [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:25:14-07:00February 8th, 2016|Downsizing, Relocating a Parent|Comments Off on Sorting with Seniors

Types of Moves in Relocating a Parent or Loved One

It is important for you and your elderly loved one to realize that they are in control of this decision-making process.  Seniors who plan in advance are able to make sound, although hard, decisions regarding their things.  With a little forethought and help from family, friends, and a senior move manager, seniors are able [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:35:13-07:00January 26th, 2016|Levels of Care, Relocating a Parent, Types of Moves, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Types of Moves in Relocating a Parent or Loved One

Relocating a Parent or Loved One, Tips for Family Members

Many of us will experience needing to relocate a parent or loved one at some point in our life. Making this decision as a caregiver and talking to your family member about such a move will be extremely difficult, bringing with it feelings of failure and guilt that you didn’t do more. And let’s [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:33:10-07:00January 18th, 2016|Relocating a Parent|0 Comments