Senior Care Spotlight: Home Sweet Home Senior Transitions
Home Sweet Home Senior Transitions takes the stress out of moving so our clients can relax and simply enjoy living in their new home.
For over 16 years, Home Sweet Home has assisted seniors, and their families, with the process of moving to a senior community, apartment, condo, or new house. Our experienced team carefully packs your belongings – right down to your toothbrush – and our movers load and transport them to your new home. By the end of the day, you are relaxing in your new home, and your toothbrush is by the sink!
Owner Kristen Lund and her crew not only pack, move and unpack all your belongings, but they also make sure your new home is safe from trip hazards, that lighting is adequate in each room and that your new space is organized to make daily living more carefree. “Our clients’ safety is our top priority. My team takes into account any challenges our clients have, like placing furniture for easy wheelchair access and setting up the kitchen and bathroom so everyday items are within reach,” Lund said. “We often work with the adult children of our clients, and I ask about any concerns they see happening with their parents so we can accommodate them.”
Many times, the toughest issue for our clients is leaving a home of 30, 40, or 50 years filled with memories – and belongings. Going through years of accumulation is challenging, especially for seniors. It can be physically demanding, but more so, it can be especially difficult to part with a lifetime of treasures. Lund and her team are experts at helping clients sort through it all prior to the move. “As soon as I begin working with a client, we sit down together with their new floor plan and talk through which pieces of furniture will fit into their new home. Then as we get closer to the move day, we help them sort through closets, kitchen drawers, basement storage, or wherever the need is, to help declutter and organize so everything will fit safely in the new space — and still feel like their home.
“I have found, over my 16 years in this business, that our service is important, not only to our clients but especially to their families. We’ve been told many times, how much relief we bring to the adult children, knowing that they don’t have to be the ones sorting through years of stuff,” Lund remarked, and added, “the adult kids know they probably won’t have the same success as a professional with experience in downsizing, especially when we’re talking about moving from a large 3- or 4-bedroom house into a much smaller senior community unit. Also, there’s the ‘parent-kid thing’ that can come into play.” Lund laughs.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Home Sweet Home has been in even more demand. Until recently, senior communities haven’t allowed family members in, in order to keep everyone safe. In most cases, Lund and her crew were the only ones allowed to move, unpack and set up their home. “I can’t begin to tell you how many adult kids were concerned, knowing they couldn’t help their parents on move day. When they found out we would handle the entire process, their stress level went way down.”
Kristen Lund owner of Home Sweet Home brings valuable experience to Home Sweet Home clients in space, design, and organization. Kristen stresses to our clients that a successful move begins with knowing what to take, what to share with family members, and deciding what can be left behind. Kristen custom tailors the downsizing process to meet each individual’s needs. In addition, she helps her clients create a beautiful, functional, and unique living space that can be enjoyed at the end of the move day.
For more information on Home Sweet Home Senior Transitions, contact Kristen Lund at (636) 675-3667 or go to HomeSweetHomeSTL.com.
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