Though a major life decision and intense process on its own, choosing a senior care community is just the beginning: a lifetime and household’s worth of stuff must now be transitioned into a much smaller space, and usually in a short period of time.
Even if the home will not be sold, or if a spouse/partner is staying behind while the other moves to assisted living, there is still much work to be done to transition that individual into their new home.
Enter senior move managers (SMMs), a somewhat new yet growing group of professionals at the ready for these very situations. As defined by the National Association of Senior Move Managers, a SMM is “a professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or ‘aging in place’.”
Although the term “senior move managers” is trademarked by NASMM, there are a number of other professionals and organizations in the marketplace who do similar work. Check out MoveSeniors.com for a national directory of senior moving, downsizing, relocation, home transition, and move management services.
Consult our comprehensive Transition Resource Guide for a guide to all things related to a senior care move.