Only people who have trained with NASMM (National Association of Senior Move Managers of America) can call themselves a Senior Move Manager. I am Ireland’s first senior move manager. My background is in nursing so I have lots of experience in working with older people. As a NASSM senior move manager and ‘Age in place Specialist” I have undertaken courses in safety, ethics and accountability, Communication Matters, Memory and Forgettery, Dementia and Cognitive Disorders, Behind Closed Doors: Getting a Handle on Hoarding, Ageing in Place.
As an age in place specialist WE CAN sort and organise or declutter items accumulated throughout the years. Adapt to changes such as mobility issues by reorganising and restructuring spaces to provide easier reach and use of household items resulting in a safer space to move around.
Project manage a team to carry out any of the modifications required leaving it stress free for the client. Assist with structuring daily activities, appointments and communication between care providers and/or family.
On move day coordinating all the move and getting the house ready for the first night to sleep there with all beds made, pictures hung etc. When you are moving from your home or choosing to age-in-place, Janus can assist you from start to finish or any place in between.
Janus estates offers assistance to families, executors or estate trustees who are looking for help with organising, clearing out, managing or downsizing an estate to prepare a home for sale. We can work with a family to divide assets fairly and without dividing the family.
We are also able to assist in the clear out of a loved ones home with compassion.
Working with a Senior Move Manager can make a later life move a more positive experience. Every client is different – we work at their pace and tackle the issues important to them, whether it is a full scale move or aging in place. We place great importance on enabling the person moving home to remain in control of their move and the decisions made. Once we have an understanding of the client’s needs we will develop a bespoke plan of support to make the move happen.
The first step begins with making the call to us.
Ideally we like to schedule a home visit to walk through the house and your memories with you. We will wear PPE or if you prefer we can do a zoom call. We establish what time frame we have to work within and what your needs are. We assess any physical limitations that you have. Moving decades of memories is overwhelming at times and we provide emotional support working at the clients pace.
– Create a floor plan of furniture arrangement for your new home
– Help you find a suitable moving company and coordinate all aspects of the move
– Assist you with sorting, organizing and downsizing
– Arrange for donation and/ or resale of items
– Manage document shredding
– Shop for items needed for the new home
– Pack your belongings
– Arrange shipments of items to family members
– Manage the move
– Place furniture according to prearranged floor plan
– Unpack and organize items in your new home
– Reconnect electronics and hang pictures
Resettling in the new home including transfer of all utilities, getting the best rates, change of address to GP, Hospital, dentist, redirection of post etc. Support to ensure the safe and secure disposal of old financial and personal documents. Preparation and staging of the old home for sale. Marketing and selling of the old home or working with an agent to achieve a best price.