Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit Spring/Summer Edition 2017 - page 5

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Senior Move Management is the profession that assists
older adults and their families with the emotional and
physical aspects of relocation and/or “aging in place.”
Senior Move Management professionals — Senior Move
Managers
®
— have backgrounds in gerontology, social work,
health care, nursing and psychology, others come to this
industry from the corporate world of project management,
technology, accounting or marketing.
Although specific services vary, most Senior Move
Managers
®
can help with some or all of the following:
• Developing an overall move or “age in place” plan
• Organizing, sorting and downsizing
• Customized floor plans
• Arranging for the profitable disposal of unwanted
items through auction, estate sale, buy-out,
consignment, donation, or a combination of the above
• Interviewing, scheduling and overseeing movers
• Arranging shipments and storage
• Supervise and oversight of professional packing
• Unpacking and setting up the new home
• Related services, such as cleaning, waste removal,
shopping, senior escort, assisting with selection of a
realtor and helping prepare the home to be sold.
Some Senior Move Managers
®
provide these services
directly; others function in more of an oversight or
management role. Senior Move Managers
®
have extensive,
practical knowledge about the costs, quality and availability
of various local community resources. Additionally, Senior
Move Managers
®
frequently assist individuals who choose
to stay in their own homes, but simply require expert
Senior Move Management
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