Lifestyles over 50 Finance & Money
When you’re ready to move, are you going to call your friends with pickup trucks to come over and help? When relocating from a large four bedroom home to a one or two bedroom apartment in a senior living community, how will you downsize? Are you going to spend weeks packing up a lifetime worth of treasures in newspaper and boxes from the liquor store? Where do you even start when faced with these tasks?
The Senior Move Management industry specializes in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation.
These professionals have significant expertise, resources and approaches that reduce stress, save money, and produce quality results.Here are some helpful questions to ask when considering a Senior Movement Management company, or any company that says they provide downsizing and relocation services.
Training and Certification:
Have you participated in any formal training?
Do you have an industry certification, and/or are you a member of an industry association?
Are you fully insured for liability and workers’ compensation?
Do you have employees, or do you use contractors?
Do you perform background screening?
Do you provide an overall move plan and project management?
Do you provide organizing, sorting and downsizing services?
Do you interview, schedule and oversee movers?
Do you provide packing, unpacking, and setup of the new home?
Do you offer customized floor plans?
Do you arrange for dispersal of unwanted items, including sale, donations, recycling and disposal and completely empty the home?
Many companies, including estate liquidators and professional organizers, say they provide senior relocation services, but what kind of service is it when their primary business is something else? It’s important that you choose a company you can rely on, but also one you can trust to treat you and your possessions with the respect and dignity as well as understanding the unique challenges that come with senior moves.