Moving services for senior citizens

Published On: Aug 26 2012 10:35:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2012 05:40:00 AM EDT

Moving an elderly loved one with a lifetime of belongings can be overwhelming.  To serve this growing niche, senior move management services have increased in the past decade.

These companies help relocate seniors to another home, retirement community, or assisted living facility. Senior move managers can help with all aspects of the senior move, or just a portion of it. You decide which services you need.

Professional moving services can include:

Sean and Jan Tienhaara started a full service moving company that focuses on senior citizens moving when their relative was living out of state and they were trying to move him closer but found the process difficult.

“You think of your grandmother," explained Sean. "You walk into her home and you see all those little things, maybe things you made for her and it’s set in one place, one location, and we want to be able to reenact that same type of feeling back at their new place because even though they might be going to a small place many of them are afraid “is it going to be home?” We want to make it home for them so making it home is trying to find for many of them, if possible, putting things exactly where they were.”

“The majority of the time we do the packing, we do the unpacking, Sean hangs all the pictures, the curtains, so when they walk in everything is set up the way had left it," said Jan.

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