Senior Move Managers

How to Find a Senior Move Manager
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What Senior Move Managers Do

Senior move managers help plan and manage a move of any distance, such as from a longtime home to a communal living situation. They hire and supervise movers, help sort and pack belongings, and unpack at the new home.

How Senior Move Managers Help

Senior move managers don't just handle the time-consuming (and often backbreaking) logistics; they have expertise in navigating the tricky emotional terrain that's involved with someone who has accumulated a lifetime of possessions. Caregivers who work or whose older loved ones live far away find such services especially useful. You can also hire a senior move manager to help downsize possessions if a loved one is moving in with you (or vice versa) to accommodate multiple generations under one roof.

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They're especially useful for those who have decades' worth of accumulated belongings, whose health is frail, or who don't have adult children nearby.

What They Cost

Prices vary widely. Some senior move managers charge by the hour (usually $25 to $75, depending on the region) or by the job; a full-service move can cost as much as $2,500.

How to Get Started

Visit the National Association of Senior Move Managers to find a move manager near you.

Paula Spencer Scott

Paula Spencer Scott is the author of Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers and much of the Alzheimer's and caregiving content on Caring. See full bio

over 6 years, said...

I agree that $2,500 is about the average, not including Sorting fees & paying the actual moving company. Sorting (the process of helping a client decide what to take & what to do with the rest) can take a lot of time & significantly increase your costs. Making a plan for your possessions before a Senior Move Manager begins work in your home is a great way to keep the fees closer to that $2,500 average.