As some of you may have noticed, we recently added a new tab to our website titled “Senior Move Management”. This post is to give a deeper explanation of what Senior Move Management really is.
Senior Move Management is a growing industry in the Eastern United States. It is the concept of helping the elderly or disabled when they are transitioning from their home to an Assisted Living Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, or Senior Independent Living Facility.
Why the need? As the number of seniors will almost double in the next 10 years, there is a major demand for Senior Move Managers. This is for multiple reasons. Some of which include children who live out of state, children who can’t help due to family or work obligations, strained family relationships, or lets face it….some of us just hate moving!
As people try to go from a 3000 square foot home of 30 years, to a new 800 square foot home, they are also faced with a problem. What do I do with all my stuff? There are hundreds of things that these seniors can’t take with them to their new residence, and they are usually hit with the age old question of “Where do I even start?”
As a Senior Move Management Agency, Kind Hearts Senior Care can relieve all the questions and concerns involved with moving and downsizing.
We do this by providing a free consultation and estimate. Once the contract is arranged, we begin by creating a floor plan. We will do a walk through of your new place, and make a copy of the floor plan. We use our propriety floor space planning kit, to plan out every inch of your new home.
After a floor plan is created, we then make a game plan as to what to do with all of the “stuff ” that won’t be going to your new home. We will accompany you, room by room, sorting through memories, and yes even junk, to determine what you would like to do with each item. Typical actions include arranging items for pick up by a consignment company, taking items to be donated, sending items to loved ones, putting items in storage, and selling items either online, or through an auction house.
After all of your items have been successfully sorted through, we will help you with the packing process. Our kind and compassionate move managers will help you safely and securely pack all of your belongings. The cost of boxes, packing material and tape is all included in your hourly costs. We can help you move all of your boxed items.
After packing small items, we will help you arrange for trustworthy movers who will treat your large possessions as their own. We will help coordinate and oversee the move.
Once your large items are moved in, we will help you move the small items into the home, unpack, and get situated. This can include hanging pictures, setting up electronics, and running to the store for items that may have been left behind or forgotten.
Our goal is to make the downsizing transition of going to an Assisted Living Facility as easy and painless as possible!
Call us today for a free consultation!