Nan Hayes, Senior Relocation Expert

Nan Hayes has dedicated her life's work to helping families navigate Late Life Home Transitions, such as moving, downsizing, organizing and remodeling. Founder of, Hayes is currently the Director of Business Development for the professional Caring Transitions network. She is an advocate for valid industry Certification standards and author of the RightSized Living consumer series. Hayes is also featured on the Emmy winning "What's Next" and "Life Focus" television programs.

Why I Care

"I have been working with older adults in some fashion or another since I was 14 years old. As I became involved in real estate and construction in the late 1990's, it was evident to me that Late Life Home Transitions, such as moving or remodeling to age-in-place, present unique challenges for older adults and their families. My singular mission has been to help families and professionals alike understand the underlying psychological and emotional issues older adults experience when confronted with a change to their home environments.

As I have worked across a number of residential service industries to establish training, guidelines and processes, I am excited to see the progress we have made in easing the stress of transitions. Regardless of where or why an older adult may be moving, the ultimate goal is to provide them place that feels like home; a place from which they can fully embrace their next chapter in life."


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Certified Transition Specialist (

Recently Published: "Rightsizing" CSA Journal (

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