Smooth Transitions Maine

SmoothTransitions® Maine provides individuals and families the emotional and physical assistance needed in making a change in living arrangements.

What Smooth Transitions® Maine can do to help:

  • Errands. (Grocery shopping, pharmacy, cleaners)
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Going to doctor appointments with client and relaying info to family
  • Taking client to lunch or museum
  • Downsizing or moving:
    • deciding what to take
    • sorting household treasures
    • changing utilities
    • making moving arrangements
    • arrange packing
    • orchestrating move day
    • arrange unpacking
    • setting up new home
    • shipping items to family members
    • arranging trash hauling
    • arranging cleaning the house


Bonita Usher is an exceptional Caregiver. She drove my husband to his dialysis treatments three times a week for 6 months. It was basically an hour drive there and an hour drive back. She never was late and came without fail, always with optimism and positive energy. My husband enjoyed their conversations and looked forward to visiting with her. This is the type of remarkable woman she is. And this was at a time where she was the principal Caregiver for her own husband. Truly a remarkable woman and one we grew to love. —Jane, Kennebunkport
Bonita, Smooth Transitions, has helped my family in many ways. We have come to completely depend upon her. Bonita always knows exactly what is needed and required even when we don't, and she always far exceeds our expectations. She has made our lives better many times. —Tom, Portland
Ms. Usher worked with my mom for over five years. She was at her apartment, the day we arrived after a 2-day drive. She had greeted the moving van a few days earlier and by the time mom got to her new home, the furniture was in place, clothes in the closet, the bathroom set up with towels, the kitchen organized, etc. Not only that but she had left several beautiful bouquets of flowers and found mom's crystal candy bowl and filled that. What a lovely homecoming to a new home. Ms. Usher continued on to help mom with her bills, dealing with utility problems, such as Cable TV, taking her to the beauty parlor for a haircut, shopping for items needed, etc. She was by my side as we cleaned out mom's apartment after she passed away. I'll always consider her a special friend (as did my mom.) Over and beyond the paid assistance, she was always one phone call away for questions and advice. —Deb, Topsham
Smooth Transitions was exactly that! My partner of 20 years started failing forcing us to make the difficult decision to move him to a continuing care retirement community. I knew Bonita and knew she would be the best person to help. Not only did she guide us as to how to manage the move, but was incredibly good at managing Tim who was agitated. She and her team did all of the "heavy lifting" allowing us to remain calm. Thank you Bonita —Jackie, Kennebunk