Senior moving services can ease transition for elderly loved ones

LEWISTON, ID - There are problems that can crop up during any residential move, but moving an elderly loved one can pose additional challenges.

In this week's Angie's List report, how companies specializing in senior moving services can help ease the transition.

Moving an elderly loved one with a lifetime of belongings can be overwhelming. To serve this growing need, senior move management services have increased in the past decade. These companies help relocate seniors to another home, retirement community, or assisted living facility.

"Movers who focus closely on the elderly will pay close attention to things that will be important for their clients such as helping with packing and unpacking and also one of the things that is often overlooked is helping you set up the home of the elderly person to look just like their old home so they feel comfortable and familiar right away." said Angie's List owner Angie Hicks.

Always interview more than one company and ask about their service moving seniors. Check for membership in professional organizations, such as the National Association of Senior Move Managers.

"You think of your grandmother," said Senior Move Manager Sean Tienhaara. "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."

Avoid movers who require large deposits. Request an in-home estimate. Most senior moving companies will offer a free consultation.