Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Aging In Place?

“Aging in place” means remaining in the place you call home even when age- or health-related changes may make it difficult to do so. The place you call home may be your home of many years. It may be your children’s home. It may be a retirement community that provides a continuum of services and programs. It may be an assisted living community. Regardless of location, it is where you choose to age in place.

Although a large majority of older Americans say they want to age in place within the home they have lived in for years, this is often more easily said than done. The care infrastructure, technologies, housing, funding and services to help people age in place must respect the wishes of aging Americans to live in a place of their choosing.

Aging in place focuses on helping people:

  1. Be more independent, happy and satisfied living in homes of their choice with control, dignity, and respect.
  2. Take advantage of the resources available to them.
  3. Connect family caregivers and service providers with products that support the communication, mobility, health and well-being needs of people as they age.
  4. Provide information for aging in place planning such as: remodeling, access to estate planners and attorneys, financial advisors, and other tools for aging adults.

What is a senior move manager?

A senior move manager helps seniors and their families downsize and relocate to new living situations—houses, condos, apartments, senior communities, or assisted living. We provide assistance with all aspects of a living transition, from planning, to arranging for the movers, to the new home set up.  Senior move managers have knowledge about cost, quality, and availability of resources that older adults and their families need to ensure a successful move. We are dedicated to making the transition process as comfortable as possible, physically and emotionally, as well as maximizing all resources available.

What does a senior move manager do?

Senior move managers offer a variety of services that vary depending on individual client needs and wants. This is a summary.

  • Creating the master move plan
  • Assistance with sorting, downsizing and organizing belongings
  • Packing
  • Arranging for shipping and storage
  • Arranging and coordinating moving services
  • Unpacking and new home set-up
  • Home closure of former residence
  • Other professional service referrals

(Referrals to other professional services – realtors, appraisers, remodeling, home repair, etc. will be given upon request.)

Why are senior move managers needed?

Social changes have made it increasingly difficult for family members or friends to provide all of the physical and emotional assistance needed for a later life move of a loved one. Many older adults have not moved in decades. They often are overwhelmed by the possessions they have accumulated and the They may have grown children living far away who have children themselves and demanding careers. Whatever the situation, they need assistance when it comes time to transition from one living situation to another. With older people making up the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population, senior move management has emerged to fill the gaps and make moving easier for everyone involved.

What are the benefits of a senior move manager?

Senior move managers have significant expertise in maximizing the client’s resources to save time, money, and emotional stress. Our services are personalized to meet the unique needs of every client with the ultimate goal of making each senior living transition as smooth as possible. Even with the support of family and friends, additional hands-on help and emotional support is usually required to help the client create a new home while retaining the best of the old.

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is a process involving the counsel of professional advisors who are familiar with your goals and concerns, your assets and how they are owned, and your family structure. It can involve the services of a variety of professionals, including your lawyer, accountant, financial planner, life insurance advisor, banker and broker.