It can be stressful for an elderly parent to make the transition from their home into assisted living, independent living, nursing home or another relative’s house. This is a significant life event. It’s just as significant as having a child or getting married. Hiring moving services can help.
Seniors and their families face many challenges, not only difficult emotions but also many other difficulties. What can they bring to the new home? What can they bring? What happens to the belongings they don’t have? What should they do?
These senior moving services in Myrtle Beach are available to help families with all aspects of planning and executing a move.
Moving Services: What do Senior Move Managers Do?
Senior move managers are skilled in helping seniors pack up and relocate their current home. Relocating can be a complex and emotional process. These professionals have the training to assist elders and their families.
Services typically offered include:
- Organizing, downsizing, sorting
- Designing floor plans that seniors can use to visualize their belongings in the new house.
- Organizing auctions, estate sales, buy-outs and consignment to remove unwanted items
- Interviewing, scheduling, and supervising the movers
- Supervise professional packing
- Arranging for shipment and storage
- Unpacking in the new home
Similar services include cleaning, trash removal, shopping, helping to select a realtor, and helping prepare the house for sale
Any of these services can be combined by families. They may require a move manager to help them downsize and sell excess furniture or other unwanted items, but they plan to do the packing and moving themselves. Costs for senior move managers vary depending on how extensive the services are required.
An emotional third party can help with decisions
Why not call your local moving company instead? Senior move managers and professional organizers provide crucial emotional support as well as logistical services. Fear of the unknown, and loss of control are two of the most significant obstacles seniors face when moving. Resistance is often a result of fear. Mom might respond by saying, “I won’t move if I can’t get my dining room table.” The overwhelming task of sorting through decades of boxes, memories, and paperwork can cause elders to become stuck. They can be helped to find a place to start and then work together with a move manager to develop a plan.
Not only are elders attached to their possessions, but so are other family members. Although family members might offer their assistance, it can be difficult to let go of furniture and objects that are associated with childhood memories. Seniors can be even more stressed by these sentimental feelings. A third party, who has been trained to offer gentle, objective guidance during the process, can relieve adult children from this responsibility and simplify elders’ decision-making.
Many of the professionals who work in elder care have backgrounds that allow them to understand the emotions involved. This tenderhearted experience can be costly, but it is worth it.
Hiring Brunswick Organizing Solutions has a price, however, it’s likely to be less expensive than the emotional toll moving takes on all involved. It’s certainly something to consider during this difficult transition. If you are free from overseeing all aspects of a loved one’s move, you will have more energy to visit and help them settle into their new home.
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Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Shallotte, NC 28470
Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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