Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers® (NASMM)?
Yes. We have been a proud NASMM Member since opening our doors in March 2016. Today we are a proud Local Connect Member of NASMM.
What is Senior Move Management?
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.”
Is SeniorMoves.org a moving company?
No. While SeniorMoves started by providing move management services to clients in the Phoenix-Metro area, today we have evolved our business model to enabling family, friends and professional advocates to accomplish their own move. Because moving later in life is different to other age groups, it almost always means downsizing and may involve multiple agencies, suppliers, estate agents, and vendors. It often involves family members who are acting as support, but unable because of time or distance to do the work themselves. We help you put all those pieces together, which may involve a moving company, a senior moves manager, an estate sale company, and the right real estate agent if there is the need to sell property. Additionally, the physical work involved in a move usually out-paces the physical abilities of the Client requiring them to depend on others for help.
Can my parents downsize and still live in the same house?
Yes. In fact as many as 80% of American’s report wanting to stay in their existing home as long as possible. This is why we have developed “Senior Safe Assessments” and Contractor Management services to help families improve the safety of the family home.
What type of backgrounds to Senior Move Managers have?
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.
What are the real benefits of using a Senior Move Manager®?
Significant expertise in resources and approaches that save money, reduce stress and produce quality results for the move process as it applies to Seniors. Customized Moving plans deliver peace of mind. NASMM members are reviewed for insurance and experience requirements prior to acceptance.
I am interested in obtaining some help with my mom's move, but can we do some of the work ourselves to save money?
Yes, SeniorMoves can help you decide which services would work best for your budget. The ultimate goal of SeniorMoves.org is to ease the stress of the move process for older adults and family members, not add to your concerns.