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How Home Downsizing Solutions Help Seniors Move To Senior Living Easier


If you’ve been in your house for decades, and are finding that you’re suffering from too much space, have stairs that are difficult to navigate, or the home that was right before just isn’t right now, you may be considering a transition to senior living.

Whether this is due to a health concern, loss of a spouse, family or friends have moved away, or other reasons, the decision to move to a senior living community can seem overwhelming.  However, with the right team of downsizing specialists to assist, it doesn’t have to be.

At Home Downsizing Solutions, we specialize in helping seniors and their families transition to senior living with as little stress and disruption to your life as possible.  We understand that finding the right senior living community, selling your house, organizing and packing your belongings, and packing and moving to your new home can be overwhelming, so we offer a complete solution that goes way beyond just buying your house.

Understanding the Transition to Senior Living

Moving to a new home is more than just a physical move.  It can be a very emotional journey.  Saying goodbye to a house that you’ve called home for decades, raised a family, enjoyed your neighbors can be difficult.  Its important for our team members to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide empathy and support throughout this journey.

Streamlining The Transition To Senior Living

Moving from where you are now to where you want to go can be a nightmare, but we do everything we can to prevent that.  Our team of downsizing specialists provide the services that make this transition easier.

Downsizing Your Stuff

Deciding what to keep, sell, give away, or discard can also be emotionally challenging.  Our network of professional organizers can help sort items to make this step less stressful.  They can also help create a detailed inventory of your belongings to help in this process.

Packing and Moving Your Belongings

Packing the items you want to move to your new home can also be challenging.  We can connect you with experienced movers who have experience with these unique transitions and who will handle your items with the utmost care, providing you peace of mind.

Selling Your House

Moving to a senior living community often includes being on a waiting list to get into the community and living arrangement that you want or need.  

This usually turns into a “catch 22” of not wanting to sell your house until you can move, which may mean having to worry about a vacant house until it sells, after you have moved.  Or, selling your house, and having to move to a temporary living arrangement until you can move to the senior living community that you want to move to.

We understand the unique needs that a home owner has when wanting to move to a senior living community.  That’s why we offer a solution to buy your house on YOUR date of choice, but allowing you to stay in your house until you’re able to move to your new home.

We are able to eliminate the hassle of having to do any updates or repairs to get the house into a sale ready condition, listing the house, showings and having who knows who walking through your house, whole house inspections and appraisals, and the other potential unknown challenges that come along with a traditional house sale.

More Than Just Buying Your House

Our home buying services will allow you to focus on getting to your new home without all of the challenges that can come with the transition.  

Moving to a senior living community often requires multiple services to make a smooth, less stressful transition.  We can connect you with professionals that can assist.

Senior Placement Agents

Senior placement agents work with seniors and their families to determine what type of care is needed and what type of senior living community is best suited for your needs.  Local placement agents are typically preferred to just an online referral service, as they will know more about the local senior living communities and be able to provide better guidance for you or your family.

They will be able to narrow your search to a few communities and then accompany you on tours of those potential communities.

They can facilitate introductions to key staff members, and ensure that you or your loved one gets comfortable and “settled into” the community to ensure a less stressful transition.

Senior Move Managers

These professionals can handle everything from sorting, organizing, packing, organizing the move, and unpacking to get settled into your new home.  You can find local move managers by checking out the National Association of Senior Move Managers web site.  You can also get a free copy of their Downsizing Guide here.

Many move managers can also assist with auctions or estate sales to make the most of the items you no longer want or need.

A Stress Free Transition Is Our Priority

At Home Downsizing Solutions, we want to do all we can to make the move to a senior living community as easy and hassle free as possible.  We go way beyond just buying your house.  We offer a comprehensive support system to make a stress free transition to senior living.  We understand that every situation is unique and can tailor our services to fit your family’s specific needs.

If you’re considering a move to a senior living community, or especially if you are currently on a waiting list to move to a senior community, contact us today!  You don’t have to navigate this process on your own.  We are here to answer questions, discuss your options, and assist in any way we can to make your transition easier.