Bright Transitions Establishes Website

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South Florida's senior population has a new friend.

Bright Transitions, based out of Parkland, Florida, announces that it has established a website: http://www.brighttransitions.com.

The company, which provides assistance to seniors who must move, is family-operated by mother and son, Barbara and Jaret Brietstein.

According to Barbara Brietstein, who has been married to a physician since 1970 and has worked in the medical field herself since 2000, Bright Transitions was started in 2004 in order to fill a void in the South Florida marketplace.

Several years ago, the self-proclaimed caretaker was forced to retire from her 20-year-old event design and coordination business in order to handle an unexpected series of moves for her parents resulting from their failing health. She moved them from their condominium into an independent living community, then to an assisted living facility, nursing home and Alzheimer’s unit. Based on this trying experience, she recognized the unmet need for services in her community and made the commitment to help others by becoming a senior mover manager.

“The services that Bright Transitions offers were not available in South Florida when I needed them,” Brietstein recounts. “If they had been, I would have been spared a lot of time, money, stress and confusion. The mission of our company is to do just that – simplify the transition and turn it from a fearful, anxiety-ridden experience into an efficient, positive one for our elderly clients.”

Having seen what his mother went through to relocate his grandparents, and having become aware of the complexities of later-life moves, Jaret Brietstein readily agreed to become a partner in the start-up venture, which was immediately met by a favorable response.

Referrals have been coming to Bright Transitions from doctors’ offices, home health agencies and word-of-mouth. The company principals are licensed and insured, as well as members of the National Association of Senior Mover Managers, Broward Coalition on Aging, and the South Florida Guardianship Association.

Both Brietsteins concur that their senior moving coordination services are ideal for the elderly if their poor health makes it physically, mentally or emotionally impossible for them to handle their move themselves; if maintaining their home has become too much work; if they are afraid in their own home; if they have no family members to help; or if they must relocate in a hurry.

Likewise, Bright Transitions brings peace of mind to the children of their elder clients if they live out of state, if their careers don’t allow them time off, if they have other family responsibilities, or if they just don’t know where to start.

“The prospect of sorting, eliminating, packing and relocating one’s personal belongings can be overwhelming. Will their furniture fit into their new surroundings? Who will tell the post office and their doctors that they have moved, and arrange for the utilities to be turned off in their old residence and turned on in their new one? A thousand concerns surface,” Barbara Brietstein said. “But, when Bright Transitions is a family’s moving partner, we’re beside them to do as little or as much as is needed. We serve as the single contact point for all service providers, such as a moving company, estate liquidator, charity organization (for donation pick ups), trash removal and house cleaning services. We can also coordinate with Realtors®, renovators and decorators, if asked. Best of all, on the day of the move, we connect the phones, televisions, lamps. And, we make the beds, and set up the kitchen, living room and bathrooms, so our clients don’t have to. They sleep well as a result of a very smooth transition.”

For further information or to arrange for a complimentary in-home evaluation, call (954) 255-1828 or visit http://www.brighttransitions.com. Bright Transitions is a proud member of the Senior Mover Network - http://www.seniormover.com.

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