A Senior Move Manager (SMM) is a professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation. SMM’s services are client centered and personalized to meet the client’s needs.
The National Association of Senior Move Managers is the professional association of U.S. organizations assisting older adults and families with downsizing, relocating, and home modifications.
An independent living community is usually an apartment building for people over the age of 60 that may offer services such as meals, activities and transportation. Apartment sizes can vary from 800-1,800 sq.ft.
An assisted living community is an apartment building serving adults over the age of 60 who need assistance with daily living activities. Meals, transportation and activities are usually included. Apartment sizes vary from 650-1,200 sq. ft.
A memory care community offers apartment living for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory issues but with a higher level of care than assisted living. Meals are provided, so kitchen items are not needed. Apartment sizes are considerably smaller than other types of living because residents are encouraged to socialize which improves quality of life.