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Senior Move Managers Help the Elderly Downsize and Move – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM
A new service business is becoming more mainstream as an aging population needs help with downsizing and moving.Senior move managers are people who specialize in moving the elderly, working with them to get rid of possessions they may no longer need, sell their current home and move into a smaller home or a retirement home.They specialize in working a lot with the elderly, many of whom needed help downsizing and moving into a new space. However, ...

How to Move Aging Parents Out of Their Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 2, 2016 at 12:14 PM
Transitioning parents from living in their own home to another living situation is fraught with emotion. It does not matter whether they are moving in with you, relocating to an assisted living situation, buying an apartment in a retirement community or moving into a nursing home. Your elderly parents may experience anxiety and depression over the upcoming change. Help make the transition easier on the entire family by discussing finances and opt...

Downsizing and Relocating Parents – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 22, 2016 at 1:07 PM
Do we keep Grandma's Christmas china? How about the stuffed dinosaur Junior brought home from his first day of kindergarten art class? Is the heirloom couch that for decades has been a living room centerpiece going to swallow too much of a new apartment's space? These questions are commonplace when couples and families opt to whittle down their collected memories and household furnishings so as to move into smaller quarters. For senior ...

Tips for Downsizing Your Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 15, 2016 at 12:14 PM
Many people eventually downsize and move into a smaller home after their children move out or as the constraints of aging make it tougher to maintain a large space. Leaving the home you’ve known for decades can be an emotionally taxing process. While there’s no way to make this transition painless, there are some steps you can take to make downsizing your home easier. Here are five ways you can help yourself or a loved one get rid of stuff and mo...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...

Caring Transitions of Greater Boston Review: Relocation Specialists in Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 1, 2016 at 11:58 AM
When our parents or loved ones can no longer live safely and securely in their homes for whatever reason, Caring Transitions of Greater Boston, a relocation services company, will take care of all the details of relocating. A senior relocation company does more than just pack, help move, and help sell a home.  They help your sort through memories, heirlooms, photos and a lifetime of belongings. Then, they help you set up your new home so you...

Help Relocating Parents – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on January 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM
I realize I needed to get more involved with my mom and maybe move her into a smaller home or an assisted living community. What do I need to do?A: Consider an assessment by a geriatric care manager/aging life care professional to evaluate your mother’s current needs. A geriatric care manager knows the admission coordinators and can help you find a new senior living community. Once you find the facility, arrange for the move.Contact a relocation ...

Family Advice from the Senior Living Experts: “Begin the Conversation Early”

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group “I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what would be ...

Downsizing Home: Seniors are Cutting Costs and Cares – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on January 19, 2016 at 11:28 AM
A smaller home can cut your costs and your cares.The kids are long gone, you don’t want to mow the lawn, and you’re tired of paying to heat and cool an empty house. Why not downsize?You’d have company. Among retirees who move, half swap for smaller digs, found a new study by Merrill Lynch. Most downsizers say cost cutting was the chief reason. Booming real estate prices have made the payoff even bigger. Home equity for many baby boomers far excee...

Senior Relocation: How to Help Parent’s Downsize - Boston, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on January 12, 2016 at 9:38 AM
With the oldest baby boomers now approaching their 70s, demographers say the number of homeowners who are downsizing is expected to climb in coming years.The author of "A Survival Guide to Selling a Home," tells the true story of one of his clients, a widow of 69 who, due to medical problems, must sell her 3,500-square-foot house on one-third of an acre. However, the short timeline of the move compounds the problems of getting the house sold. Man...
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