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    Eldercare ArticlesThe NCPC publishes periodic articles under the title "Planning for Eldercare". Each article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All elderly people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan. Learn More...

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About Senior Relocation Services and Seniors Real Estate Specialists

EldercareAs people who live in their own homes age, they become more secure and attached to their surroundings. This is especially true when they have been living in the same home for 30 or 40 or 50 years. Sometimes because of health, potential for falls, inability to maintain a yard or for a myriad of other reasons, a senior may have to sell the home and move to another location. This can be absolutely devastating to some elderly people.

Family may not be able to help because of job commitments, their own family commitments or because they live far away. Many elderly do not have children to help them. And in some cases, because people are living so long, the children may be elderly as well.

There is a large and growing industry of specialists who understand the emotional needs of elderly homeowners and are ready and willing to help with the sale of the home and with the move to a new location.

A move often requires downsizing and getting rid of a tremendous number of acquired possessions. The relocation specialist or Senior Move Manager, as they are often called, will typically provide a turnkey operation that includes assessing and identifying items to keep, arranging for auction or other disposal, cleaning the home, moving the belongings and setting up the new residence. The manager may also work closely with a real estate agent to arrange for the sale of the home and may also be involved in the financial transactions necessary to move into a new living arrangement.

Another provider called a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, concentrates more on a complete service package for the sale of the property and/or the purchase of a new living arrangement. The specialist also arranges for the services of a relocation specialist or Senior Move Manager to provide a complete, stress-free package for the elderly homeowner.

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