Mom falls and breaks her hip. Suddenly the home where she and Dad have spent much of their adult lives, just won’t work for them. The family contemplates what action is best to help the parents find appropriate care and transition into a new home.
For most people, a senior move or senior transition involves letting go of a lot of things. A lifetime’s worth of possessions must be sorted to preserve what is essential to the parent, and to their sons and daughters.
It’s a process that can be daunting for anyone, but especially for older seniors who may lack energy and physical strength. And it can be equally challenging for adult children who are often juggling the demands of work, children, and aging parents.
A professional move manager has professional training working with seniors and understands the challenges facing the entire family. We offer an objective, yet caring viewpoint that removes the emotions and complications of family relationships from the process. We shield seniors from the commotion and chaos of a move. When everything moves at the senior’s pace, the result is a smoother, easier process for everyone.
We recently transitioned a senior from a two-bedroom senior home in Schaumburg, Ill. to a one-bedroom home senior residence in Des Plaines. The clients weren’t aware of professional move managers just for seniors and were worried how their mother would respond to the move. When the daughter was late for the second session with the move manager her Mom responded, “You really don’t need to come. I am fine. I like these girls.” Mother and daughter were thrilled with the service and outcome.
In addition to sorting, packing, unpacking and getting the senior transitioned into a new home, Organizing Coach Company makes things easy on the family by preparing the remaining items for sale, donation or disposal. Getting the right help for a senior making such a transition may be the kindest and most generous thing a family member can do. Are you faced with moving your senior? Do you know what to expect and how to handle it? Give us a call and let us help you and your senior through the transition.