Senior Living Service Group offers a senior move manager who will be your direct personal contact and will coordinate the services you may need prior to, during, and after the move.  Bringing together local experts who are well-respected in the community, Senior Living Service Group provides the support needed to ensure a smooth transition to your next home.

These services include:

Planning for a Move – We’ll create a plan, help with the decisions regarding what to take with you; work with you to hire a move; and pack, unpack, and set up your furnishings and belongings.

Preparing Your Home for Sale – We can handle any necessary clean out or staging the home may need to ensure a successful sale at the optimal price.  We’ll hire any contractors who may be needed for improvements or repairs.

Disposal of Unwanted Household Items – We know from experience what items are appropriate for sale, donation, or disposal.  We’ll recommend sales channels for your needs and complete sales via vetted resources.  Have valuables?  No problem, we’ll help you obtain appraisals so you can better evaluate how to proceed with those prized belongings.  Finally, we’lll arrange donation pick-ups and obtain tax documentation.  Throughout the who process, we manage it seamlessly.

Once the decision to move has been made, the real work begins. Many seniors have been in the same home for decades, and they likely have a lifetime’s-worth of possessions and memories. Sorting through it is a monumental task, but there’s no reason why seniors need to tackle it alone.

Moving Managers

You may not be aware of the senior moving management industry, but it’s one that you definitely want to know about. These are experienced moving professionals who have specialized their career on the elder community. As such, they are well-qualified to assist seniors at every step of their move.

Here’s an overview of the services that a senior moving manager may provide:

Planning

The initial step typically begins in the senior’s current home. A lengthy, one-on-one consultation is essential to understanding the senior’s unique needs. All of the senior’s concerns and desires will be considered and assessed. This is critical because it helps the move manager to develop a plan for the move.

Next, the move manager will produce a pre-move, to-do checklist and a move timeline. These help to ensure that the project goes smoothly and it lessens the chances of encountering unpleasant surprises along the way.

The services provided by the move manager generally also include measuring all furniture and using a floor plan of the senior’s new home to determine where items should be placed.

Organizing

This part of the process can take considerable time, and the move manager is instrumental in making this step as easy as possible on the senior. One of the most important thing that the senior move manager does is to help the senior decide which possessions to keep and which to donate or throw away. This decluttering process is difficult but essential as it makes the rest of the move far easier.

The organizing step also has the manager working with a moving company and coordinating the packing of the elderly person’s possessions. All boxes will be clearly labeled, and the manager can even coordinate disconnecting and starting utilities.

Moving day

The manager stays with the senior throughout moving day, ensuring that boxes are packed correctly in the trucks or vans. They even help with unpacking essential items upon arrival at the new home, and they coordinate the placement of the furniture.

What Can You Do?

If you are a senior who is considering a move or if you have an elderly loved one who will soon be switching residences, there are things you can do to prepare.

Start visiting senior living communities in the desired area to determine which one is right for you. Some of these communities have waiting lists, so it may be to your benefit to get on the list well before you plan to move.

Begin the process of decluttering your home by going through one small drawer, closet or piece of furniture at a time. Enlist a friend or family member to help you decide what to keep and what to toss.