Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Move Management Specialist?

Move Management Specialists assist families and older adults  with the emotional and physical aspects of relocating and/or “aging in place.” All services are client-centered and personalized to meet the client’s needs and to promote the client’s dignity and autonomy.

In the face of compelling need, why are many seniors reluctant to move?

Many seniors are attached to their homes regardless of compelling reasons to find other living arrangements. Their reluctance is normally related to:

  • Overwhelmed by the enormity of tasks associated with uprooting to begin a new life in unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Concerned with the costs associated with acquiring a new residence.
  • Potentially sacrificing convenience to medical services.
  • Relocating might take a person farther from children, grandchildren, church and close friends.
  • Fear of losing the convenience to transportation, shopping and entertainment.

How much does it cost?

Every move is unique. Fees are based on the services you request, so that you can keep within your budget. Our seamless action plans are customized and executed specifically and according to your wishes. When meeting with you in your home, our goal is to develop a plan that reduces your stress, makes your move pleasant, and is cost effective

How can I be sure that my belongings are safe?

We are insured and bonded. We are respectful of your belongings, honoring your life and a good steward to preserving your past.

Will you provide written contract?

Our contracts are in writing and detailed to cover all services requested.

What services do you provide?

Please visit our Services Page for a complete list and explanation.

What makes Abode Downsizers different from a moving company?

We provide a multi-faceted approach to the move process from planning the move to resettling in the new residence.

What is Aging in Place?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level." Abode Downsizers is an expert regarding resources and cost saving approaches to “aging-in-place” with independence, dignity and choice.