Caring Transitions' additions earn industry praise
May 05, 2011 // Franchising.com // (CINCINNATI) – Industry experts in senior relocation are taking note of the ongoing growth and expansion of Caring Transitions territories and its growing network of professional affiliations – most recently partnering with Tag Sell It, Pak Mail and 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
As a national franchise specializing in the entire relocation process, Caring Transitions assists people—especially the elderly – with the transition process.
"Moving is extremely stressful under the best of circumstances," said industry expert Nan P. Hayes, owner of RightSized Living™ and founder of the MoveSeniors.com online network, of which Caring Transitions is a part. "For the elderly, it also can be tied to the recent death of a loved one or to a debilitating illness."
John F. Buckles, President of Caring Transitions, agreed that moving for older people can be especially difficult because of the emotional attachments they may have to their homes.
"Our advisers have the training and expertise necessary to assist those who have lived in the same home for decades and now need to move because of health or lifestyle changes," he said. "We know how to listen, understand and guide homeowners as they make choices regarding their possessions."
"Moving stirs up a lot of complex issues," Hayes said. "Caring Transitions has the right formula. They have taken all the best practices that support individuals and families with a full range of services. Their philosophy means their people discern the sentimental and monetary value of possessions and optimize both. They're really focused on what's important to the client."
Caring Transitions' latest professional affiliation is with the National Association of Senior Move Managers™, a referral network devoted to helping the 55+ population with middle- and later-life transition issues.
Jennifer Pickett, NASMM Associate Executive Director, noted that the need for professional senior move managers will continue to grow as the population ages and families become more geographically dispersed.
She added that if family members are dealing with the illness or death of a loved ones, they can be especially vulnerable and in need of professional, caring and ethical guidance.
"Caring Transitions shares NASMM's commitment to providing people-centered, move-management services," she said, "and we are pleased to work more closely with this expanding organization."
Caring Transitions will spotlight its newest partnerships during its annual conference April 13-15 at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center in Carefree, Ariz.
For more information, contact Jennifer Jaacks at 847-945-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in Senior Relocation and Transition Services. It is a member of the MoveSeniors.com online network and, most recently, the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), which specializes in help for those 55 and older. Recognized as Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions representatives also teach those seeking certification. http://www.CaringTransitions.net
The National Association of Senior Move Managers™ was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit association dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating or modifying their homes. Now hosting a national network of more than 600 senior move management companies, NASMM remains committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults. http://NASMM.org
Founded in 2001, the MoveSeniors.com professional network supports an exclusive database of relocation resources for consumers. All network members are held to rigorous training, certification and security screening standards. In addition, all listed providers are qualified by national organizations and have been awarded industry credentials that reflect a greater understanding of issues specific to older adults. http://MoveSeniors.com