What Does a Move Manager Do?

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A senior move manager is a professional who specializes in helping seniors and their families manage the physical and emotional aspects of relocating to a new home. They provide a wide range of

services to make the move as smooth and stress-free as possible for seniors and their families. Move managers and their teams will provide assistance throughout the entire moving process, from the initial planning stages to

settling down. Here are some ways in which move managers can help you or a senior loved one during the relocation process.

Ensuring a Smooth Moving Process

Senior move managers make relocating to a senior living facility easier by helping seniors and their families plan every

step of the moving process. They can provide guidance on selecting a reputable moving company, help seniors determine which belongings to keep and which ones

to discard, and assist with packing and organizing belongings. They also provide assistance with paperwork, such as completing the change of address

forms, canceling utilities, and transferring medical records.

Developing a Timeline and Floor Plan

The senior move manager will help you create a timeline for the move, including when to begin packing, when to contact movers,

and when to begin the move itself. The timeline should also include any special arrangements for elderly care, such as respite care or medical appointments.

 Once the timeline has been established, the senior move manager will then create a floor plan for the new residence. This plan should include the layout of the furniture and the placement of any

necessary medical equipment. It should also include any special considerations that need to be made for the senior resident, such as wheelchair accessibility

or special lighting. 
Finally, the senior move manager will coordinate with the movers to ensure that the move proceeds smoothly and that


your senior loved one is comfortable and safe during the transition. The senior move manager can also provide advice and support to the elderly individual and

their family throughout the process.

Helping You Make Decisions about Belongings

When relocating, it is important to identify and prioritize belongings and possessions that you want to keep and those that

may be donated or sold. A senior move manager can help seniors make decisions about what can fit into their new residence and identify items that may be too

large or difficult to transport or that they simply have no need for in the new space. They also help plan how to divide belongings among family members and how

to donate or sell items of sentimental or financial value.

Unpacking and Settling In

When it comes to unpacking and settling, hiring a senior move manager can prove very helpful. They can help with

unpacking boxes, sorting through belongings, and arranging furniture and other items. They can also provide you with advice on the best ways to maximize space

and make the new home feel comfortable and inviting. In addition, they can provide guidance on the best ways to organize and store items, as well as tips

on how to create a safe and senior-friendly living environment. 
From downsizing and organizing the home selling process to relocation and unpacking services, a move manager can help


you or your loved one manage all the details involved with relocating. 
The WeCare Senior Relocation Services, LLC team is dedicated to making the


transition process easier and more stress-free. Contact us now

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Moving can be stressful, physically demanding, mentally exhausting and full of unpredictable challenges.  How do you best mitigate this uncomfortable reality?  At Armstrong Relocation Jack Treier Moving, we like to call it the M-O-V-E plan.M is for Manager.  Nothing is more important for a successful move than selecting the service providers, setting the service expectations, supervising the service delivery and assuring that service is completed as expected.  Someone must Manage the process.This can be you, the person that is moving, or it could be a family member or friend.  You also may choose a 3rd party service such as a Senior Move Manager or Senior Transitions Specialist.   Perhaps your most important decision in the move process is who is in charge?  Its a big job, so be thoughtful in your choice.O is for organized.  There are two parts to being organized.   The first, the intangibles, is the hardest.  You must be clear on your expectations, budget, timelines and preferences.  If you are serving as the move manager, get a notepad and a calendar and write it down.  Struggling with this part might just lead you to hire a professional move manager who will help you cover all the bases. The second part is being physically organized.  First and foremost, know what you plan to keep and where it is going.  Then theres the Three Ds:  Distribute, Donate & Discard.  Distribute whats going to family and friends.  Donate whats usable & needed.  Discard whats not usable & needed.  And finally, you may wish to sell some items.  Your professional move manager can assist in evaluating your options or you can web browse for estate sales or auctioneers.   Just remember, items are only worth what someone is willing to pay.  Dont overprice and have surplus items at the end.V is for Verify and Vocalize.  All your service providers should provide you with Licenses, Training Certifications and Certificates of Insurance.  Do they background check and drug test their employees?  Get service commitments in writing and read the agreements and disclosures.  Are they accountable if something goes wrong?  Check out their on-line reviews and the Better Business Bureau.  Vocalize your expectations and concerns. E is for Engaged.  Whether you hire a move manager, get help from a friend or family, or go at it alone; stay engaged in the process.  You are the most important aspect of a successful move.  Your being satisfied with the results is the priority.  Make sure success does not slip through your fingers. Armstrong Relocation Jack Treier Moving is a full-service Moving & Storage company located in Lancaster County for over 70 years.  Fully licensed in Pennsylvania (a regulatory requirement for movers), Armstrong has the reputation as the trusted central Pennsylvania mover.  Armstrong can customize its services to meet your budget and performs local & long distance moving.  Armstrong specializes in having nice, careful and hardworking crews.  Check us out on Google and at the Better Business Bureau.

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Making a move at any age can be difficult and stressful. After 30, 40, or even 50 years in your current home, the process of rightsizing and relocating to a new home is overwhelming. WeCare Senior Relocation Services offers assistance in relocating seniors to Independent Living, Assisted Living, and internal moves within a senior living community. Our team of Senior Move Managers can help you or your family members decide what to take with them to their new home to ensure their safety, assist with creating a floor plan,  determine what you should donate or gift to friends and relatives, packing, unpacking, as well as the physical move. Our main goal is to curate your new home so you or your loved one can quickly settle in and start enjoying life's next chapter. Allow us to alleviate your stress and anxiety by carrying the burden of coordinating your move so that you can feel relief and joy going into the upcoming move. So remember, "WeCare about your move, so you don't have to!"