A Compassionate Relocation Service for Seniors

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'Your very moving experience'

Mosman Daily article June 2012

By Kate Crawford

For older people, moving house can be fraught with both exhausting detail and emotional turmoil. There can be a huge list of practical jobs to deal with, plus the wrench of leaving a home full of memories and precious belongings.

Former social worker Carmel Bradstreet, who lives in Clontarf, has set up a new service which takes the worry out of relocation for seniors, whether moving house, downsizing or moving into a retirement home or aged care facility.

“It can be a very stressful time for seniors when it is finally time to leave the family home,” she said.

“The long list of the big and small jobs, the details and the practicalities can be enormous.”

“My job is to take all that worry and stress away and provide support for both seniors and family through the process.”

Ms Bradstreet has more than 30 years’ experience as a social worker, plus personal experience of moving her own older relatives.

Her new service, aptly titled Ready Steady Relax, does everything from finding a real estate agent and organising and packing, to the smaller things such as changing address details at the post office.

The service can also prepare the home for sale and liaise, if needed, with the next location, such as a retirement or nursing home.

“Moving can represent a huge change in your life – a change that needs both practical help and compassionate support.” Mrs Bradstreet said.

Original article can be viewed at http://digitaledition.mosmandaily.com.au/?iid=63874#folio=23

Have a look at Ready Steady Relax's YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsCgeA7RBTU&feature=results_video