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.Senior Move Managers® require a profound commitment to connecting with older adults and a desire to perform meaningful work.
Why is Senior Move Management needed now and not twenty years ago?
The numbers tell the story. The U.S. population aged 65and over will jump nearly 80 percent when the Baby Boom generation retires (from 2010 to 2030). By 2030,the elderly will account for one-fifth of the total U.S.population. Did you also know that Americans age 85and above comprise the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population?
Today, many families are geographically dispersed and adult children are often not able to help with the moving process due to distance, career and family obligations. For family members living far away, the barriers may be geographic.
Many seniors have no surviving children, or increasingly, their children are older adults themselves. If illness or death precipitates the move, the family is likely already drained both emotionally and physically. They need help. Senior Move Managers® emerged to fill these gaps and to facilitate the transition for everyone involved
Older adults making a transition have usually not moved in 30, 40 or 50 years and need to downsize considerably. The organizational and physical tasks associated with planning and implementing such a complex move can be overwhelming for the entire family. Seek the help of experienced, insured professionals and call a Senior Move Manager®.
What are the real benefits of Senior Move Management services?
Senior Move Managers® have significant expertise in resources and approaches that save money, reduce stress and produce quality results.
Personalized, client-centered services are designed to meet the client’s needs and preferences. Families, particularly, should never doubt the power of an outside expert!
NASMM members are reviewed for insurance and experience requirements prior to acceptance. Additionally, NASMM requires all new members to take certificate classes in Senior Move Management Ethics and Safety. These programs, along with NASMM’s ongoing educational programs reflect the NASMM commitment to professionalism and to working with older adults.
NASMM members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice; and NASMM members are guided and supported by the NASMM Ethics Compliance Committee.
One call to a Senior Move Manager® can connect you with services older adults and families need for a seamless, successful transition of all kinds.