Prolink: Connecting Health and Senior Care Professionals
Professionals working in marketing, admissions and administration at assisted living, personal care homes and senior living communities have challenging jobs. There is a delicate balancing act between keeping residents and families happy, marketing in the community and getting new residents moved in.
Senior Move Managers, like Senior Moves By Design, are valuable strategic partners to senior living communities as they support them in their vital functions. Some of the ways that Senior Move Managers help assisted living and personal care homes are:
Senior Movers are out in the community marketing to seniors, their families and industry professionals. Senior movers that are familiar and comfortable with a senior living community will gladly refer prospective residents to those communities.
Many seniors put off moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or other senior living facility because of the perceived amount of work it will take them to downsize, sell their home and physically move. Senior Moves By Design President Jill Kearney offers stimulating seminars at personal care homes to considering a move. “When we talk to prospective residents, we put their minds at ease and show them how we guide them through the moving process. It lowers the hurdle for them to move in. The new resident is happy and so is the senior community. It’s a win-win.”
Departing from one’s home and leaving behind belongings that have been familiar for many years can be understandably difficult. Senior Move Managers like Senior Moves By Design listen to clients and empathize with their feelings. At the same time move managers keep the move on schedule and reassure the individual that they are making the right decision. This ensures that a new resident actually completes the move, on time, and with a positive attitude.
Moving is a big project and Senior Move Managers are professionals. They know how to guide the individual through the move, select and organize the items that come along and appropriately find new homes for the items that are left behind. They do it quickly and efficiently so that all items safely arrive in their proper destinations. This also keeps the transition on schedule, avoids delays and makes the individual feel good about the process.
While many Senior Move Managers provide value to senior living facilities and their new residents, not all Senior Move Managers are the same. Senior Moves By Design enhances the client experience in several ways:
Jill Kearney’s philosophy has always been to keep the client focused on the goal. “The goal is always to be in a safe, comfortable and fun environment at the new community,” says Kearney. “This means we talk a lot about how to decorate the new apartment, suite or room, and how they want to design their new lifestyle. We focus on all the positive aspects of their transition and keep them excited.” The Senior Moves By Design philosophy builds goodwill with clients so they arrive at the new community with enthusiasm and a desire to engage in all that is offered.
Additionally, Senior Moves By Design really does focus on design, it’s not just a name. Kearney is a certified real estate stager and interior design enthusiast. When her team moves individuals out of their home, they are able to help stage that house and make recommendations for necessary improvements to ensure the sale of the property. Kearney says that “Typically, a client will sell their home faster and at a better price after we stage it. This helps both the senior living community and the individual.” Additionally, the owner of the home can move out of the neighborhood with pride knowing that the home was left in good shape as a new neighbor moves in.
If you are a CCRs, 55+ community, active adult community, assisted living, personal care homes or other senior living community and would like to learn more about how Senior Moves By Design can help you, then visit seniormovesbydesign.com or call 610-295-0036.
Jill Kearney and her firm Senior Moves By Design have moved over 200 seniors since 2009. They also work directly with seniors and their families looking to relocate out of state. Let them make your move a joyful transition! Senior Moves By Design is a member of National Association of Senior Move Managers, Real Estate Staging Association, Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Coalition.
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