by: Tehila Mörtl
As we continue in the discussion regarding moving an elder, in this installment, let us review some of the services a Senior Move Manager provides. For instance, Senior Move Managers with Advise & Protect Senior Care Consultants not only organize moves but will see to the vast array of details involved in your elder’s move.
A move in and of itself is a huge undertaking. As I have shared previously, dealing with an elder’s move makes matters even more challenging particularly when dealing with a senior who is experiencing ill-health, unable to participate in the organization and handling other such tasks on their own or simply is not keen on the idea of leaving the home they have lived in and cherished for decades.
In truth moving during one’s senior years is not as simple as packing boxes, calling a mover and being done with it. In fact, one must begin with selecting appropriate housing be it a senior community, independent living, senior care facility, etc. Then, of course, there is the necessity of downsizing which can be a feat unto itself not only in the task but in sorting through what one’s elder would like to keep vs. will room for in their new home, what to sell, donate and finally items which must be discarded. To help get through the process of downsizing, a Senior Move Manager can run interference on the more difficult choices; thereby, alleviating tension between you and your elder. Further, they can arrange for and oversee an estate sale to ensure the highest rate of return on articles being sold plus, providing you and/or your elder with photographs of each item, while also coordinating donations and making provisions for removal of items which must be disposed of.
In addition, these professionals can take on the responsibility of ensuring all medical needs are met by appropriating medical equipment, ensuring a timely response will be available should an emergency arise in regards to medical equipment plus, seeing that your elder will feel safe and secure throughout the process.
As is often the case these days, maintaining a two income household can leave little time for an elder’s adult child to assist with all the pertinent details such a move requires.
Whether you are ready to move as quickly as possible or you are just starting to think about this as an option, we encourage you to give us a call at 646-820-9202 and speak with one of our senior move managers. They will be able to assist you with making all the necessary arrangements and answer any questions you might have to begin the process. Most of the services we provide for our elderly clients and their families are completely free since we work on referral basis with firms we trust. If you are in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island or the Bronx please get in touch with us to learn how we can help you today.