A retired nurse/wife of 50 years and now caregiver to her husband stricken with Alzheimer’s recently called about our downsizing and moving services and said “I need your help! We are moving out of state in 3 weeks and I have so much to do.” She’d heard how we take a start to finish approach on moving people, not just their things.
Overwhelmed by a short schedule to liquidate household items from their recently sold home, schedule a mover, find an auto shipper, clean out her husband’s 20-year art studio, plus more, this overwhelmed caregiver was in need of an extra set of hands and a partner in the process to provide resources and help get her husband and her to their new home across the country.
House to Home Relocation Owner Barbara Marshall shares, “we don’t just handle the myriad of logistics, we have expertise in navigating the tricky emotional terrain that’s involved, especially with an afflicted loved one who is agitated and traumatized with changing living conditions. I’m personally involved with my clients in every detail until their move is accomplished.”
House to Home Relocation is trained to minimize stress, to sooth emotions, to learn to recognize transfer trauma suffered by older adults who are relocating after many years in the same living environment. We have studied the signs of dementia and are attuned to the needs of people with memory impairments. The truth is that there are unique aspects of moving later in life that require specialized services; and caregivers can rely upon senior move managers to make a move manageable – if not enjoyable.
This is a guest post by Barbara Marshall, Owner, House to Home Relocation (www.hthrelocation.com), St. Petersburg, Florida