Senior moving is more than just relocation. It’s a life event.

When Experience Matters, call Allwest.

We won’t sugarcoat the truth: moving is tough for everyone, but it is toughest for elderly adults.

Relocating as a senior-whether by pragmatic choice or due to a debilitating event-is fraught with uncertainty. Routines become disrupted. Surroundings become unfamiliar. Friends are now distant. And possibly worst of all, strangers are handling not only key decisions for you, but your most precious possessions as well.

The team at Allwest Moving & Storage prides itself on our long history of working closely, compassionately, and successfully with seniors and their families to make these transitions easier.  Our senior facility clients have included Franke Tobey Jones, Panorama, Narrows Glen, Point Defiance Village, Peninsula, Patriot’s Landing and Bonaventure retirement communities.

Contact one of our senior moving specialists now to begin carefully planning your move.

  • In helping plan a senior’s move, we take the extra time to assure that you are comfortable both with what our process will be, and who will be entering your home to perform the work.
  • You can feel safe with the members of our team. We are family owned and operated; we rigorously screen and train our employees, and do not use any sub-contracted labor for our jobs.
  • On move day, our team will arrive on time, introduce themselves to your family, be happy to answer any questions, and behave in a caring and professional manner from start to finish.

Tips for Family Members

These steps, which can be undertaken by family members, are all crucial to help alleviate stress and respect a seniors wishes throughout the moving process.

It is no surprise that seniors do better after a move when they are involved in the decision, have an opportunity to voice their concerns and be heard, and are able to maintain a sense of control.

Allwest’s senior relocation specialists will incorporate all of these steps into planning for, and executing, your loved ones move:

  • Involve the senior in the decision and planning process.
  • Provide the senior with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss his or her concerns.
  • Honor the individual’s preferences and allow him or her to maintain control.
  • Pay attention to details and maintain the senior’s daily routine as much as possible.
  • Safeguard the senior’s personal possessions.
  • Involve the senior in setting up the new room or apartment.
  • Make the new home resemble (as much as possible) the old home.

5 Responses to “Senior moving is more than just relocation. It’s a life event.”

  1. Sharon Morrow

    I previously submitted a request for an estimate for a July move from DuPont to Panorama in Lacey. I am wondering if I may need a senior move consultant.

    • Allwest Moving & Storage

      Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for your inquiry, we would very much like to help. Tim Burr, our Senior Move Consultant, will be giving you a call shortly. With more than 40 years of industry experience plus an excellent reputation to match, Tim can guide you step-by-step to ensure your relocation from DuPont to Lacey goes as smoothly as possible.

  2. Nash Rich

    I can imagine that moving is a lot harder for seniors. I took an aging class in college, and I remember hearing something like the elderly really like to be home more, and that’s where they want to spend the rest of their life. I’m sure that’s not all cases though. I’m kind of a home body, so I think I would have a hard time with leaving the place we raised our kids and have so many memories of. My grandparents were the same, but we moved them to an assisted living, and they learned to like it so much more, because they had friends, and extra help.

  3. Ivy Baker

    This is some really good information about storage when moving. My grandmother will be moving soon and we are trying to figure out what to do with all of her stuff while we are trying to sell our house. I liked that you pointed out that I should make sure that we keep her possessions safe. It seems like a storage unit would be the best way to do that. Especially since a lot of my family members have dogs that could damage her stuff if they are stored in their homes.

  4. Carrie Russell

    We are seniors moving from Olympia WA to around the Mesa AZ area. We will need to store our goods while we temporarily live in a rental. This is a hard move for us leaving friends and family in Washington where we have lived our whole lives, but for health reasons wehaving to move.


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