by: Tehila Mörtl
When delving into the topic of senior relocation and senior moving companies, there are a vast array of resources and services available. Of most importance is securing a professional, well established company that has experience in moving elders and all which that entails.
Please keep in mind that a senior moving company offers specialized services not available through a standard moving company so, as we continue to discuss senior moving, I would like to explore the types of senior moving company specialist services which are available.
Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist (CRTS)
The National Certification Board for Alzheimer’s care awards the Certified Relocation Specialist (CRTS)® credential and has remained the only valid independent industry credential since 2004. Though individuals who earn the CRTS certification work in a variety of related professional disciplines, all are involved in the relocation process.
In researching this topic, I have come to the conclusion that many elders or their family members rely heavily on senior moving companies because of the experience, understanding, compassion and specialized services this type of company offers. Individuals who are CRTS certified are not only professionals in senior moving but maintain the necessary contacts and expertise in a variety of areas that facilitate your elder’s transition with ease and comfort. In addition, CRTS’s coordinate everything from packing, moving, real estate sales and estate auctions to assisting with selecting the most appropriate housing choice for a senior. These professionals are also qualified to arrange medical care, secure medical equipment; as well as, meet numerous other needs.
Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES)
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) launched its Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) accrediting program in 2007. This program and the SRES designation offers the experience and qualifications required for senior home sales in today’s real estate market and these professionals are able to address many elder needs.
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PCGM)
In regards to PCGM’s, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) established their Geriatric Care Manager Certification requirements in 2006. A PGCM provides numerous services in addition to senior relocation. These are professionals who have dedicated themselves as health and human services specialists in assisting families in the care of their elders.
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 care consultants about senior moving companies. 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.