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Senior Transitions

Assisting Seniors as They Move Into a New Residence

Making the decision to move to a new residence can be difficult for seniors and their families. There are a lot of questions:

  • Is this the right decision?
  • What happens to all my possessions?
  • How do I sort everything I need?
  • Where do I start?

At CarePro Senior Transitions, we do more than simply answer these questions. Our team will help seniors and their families evaluate their current residence and prepare them for each step of the transition process as they move to their new residence.

CarePro Senior Transitions Services

Our goal is to make the transitioning process easier for seniors and their families. CarePro Senior Transitions will take the stress out of moving and make sure everything is organized in the new residence. Our Transition Services include:

  • Evaluating the present residence in preparation for the move
  • Assisting in sorting and organizing
  • Managing the move and setting up the new residence
  • Distributing property and belongings to correct places
  • Reviewing the transition process with family

When to Transition

It’s important that seniors be allowed to transition to a new residence on their own terms whenever possible. Planning in advance is critical, as this allows seniors and their families to make transition decisions their way. Once the decision has been made, CarePro Senior Transitions will work with seniors and their families to ensure important items like photographs and paperwork are treated with care.

Before you move, be sure to notify the U.S. Postal Service, your utility provider and any organizations you subscribe to of your new address.

Managing Your Possessions

It’s likely that you will be transitioning to a smaller space, which means making hard decisions about your current possessions and belongings. You and your family need to be mindful of what you keep. For the items you don’t keep, you have several options

  • Give belongings to family and friends
  • Sell belongings (be sure to set realistic price)
  • Donate items to charity (some organizations will even pick items up)
  • Discard any broken items. Consult the county’s schedule for hazardous materials and electronics dumping and pick-up dates.

The Four P’s of Transitioning

Some helpful tips to assist you or your family as you begin to prepare for a transition.

Process

Start the process early by completing simpler tasks that will prepare you and your family for the move. This can include:

  • Sorting and organizing clothing
  • Creating a staging area to sort and store items
  • Focusing on one room at a time when sorting
  • Developing a strategy to easily identify what should happen with items you’re sorting
  • Eating what you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry

Paperwork

Evaluate your financial, medical, investment and personal documents. Make a decision on what does and does not need to be saved. Shred all documents you no longer need.

Prescriptions

While sorting any prescription medication, make note of any expired pills. Dispose of any expired medication by placing them in a zippered freezer bag with coffee grounds or kitty litter, then seal the bag and throw it away.

Photos

From personal photo albums and slideshows to home movies, it’s important for you to sort everything and only keep special photos and videos. If you have a lot of photos, consider having them professionally scanned so they can be stored digitally on your personal computer.