Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions of Mankato is one of approximately 270 franchises throughout the country specializing in senior move management and liquidations. It helps seniors transition from their home to another location, such as an apartment or senior living facility. Its focus is the “things” in the home.

Owner Doug Lamoureux said Caring Transitions offers packing, moving, measuring furniture, building a space plan, and working with the movers and apartment or senior community the customer will be moving to. They also offer liquidation services, such as online auctions for items that will not be moved or kept by the family.

Lamoureux opened the Mankato franchise of Caring Transitions last May. He said the best part of his job is when his team recreates the look and feel of the previous home in the new space. Clients’ gratitude and relief is a joy and motivation for the crew.

“I wanted to help people and give back to my community. I got started after moving my parents back in 2020, right after COVID started. My sister and I were caring for my mom, who had Alzheimer’s, and my dad had fallen, so we knew we had to get them to a safer place to live. That was my inspiration,” Lamoureux said. “About a week after this move was completed, I received an informational email on Caring Transitions from an entrepreneur magazine and realized the services offered by a Caring Transitions franchise was a big need in the Mankato area, and I got started from there.”

Lamoureux’s core value is key to his business success: treating customers as family. Caring Transitions offers free consultations up front to help families determine if the services fit their budget. These services can be beneficial when a senior’s extended family is out of town or unable to help.

The Mankato franchise has about 15 employees. The demand for its services has grown exponentially over the last year, a testament to the care and compassion Caring Transitions offers to families as they help loved ones transition to the next season of life.

The Essentials

Caring Transitions
422 Belgrade Ave.
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 225-0073

Photo by Jonathan Smith

Ashley Hanley

A freelance writer from Mankato.