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Holiday Decluttering: From Give to Get

 Posted by Sarah Bown on November 1, 2017 at 8:07 AM
As the holidays near, it’s time to prepare for family dinners, shopping, and finding the perfect gifts. This season often brings about a need to declutter in preparation for holiday guests.According to Senior Relocation Expert, Nan Hayes in The Gift of Giving, “most of us hold onto the possessions that fill our homes because we don’t regularly take the time to evaluate the functionality or personal meaning of each item and discard those that are ...

10 Items to Donate to Seniors in Need

 Posted by Sarah Bown on November 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM
The holidays mark a season to create joy. Giving to others can be the best gift many people receive all year. As we visit with our loved ones, many of us begin to think of what we can do to assist others in need.During the holiday season and year-round, millions of seniors are suffering while trying to meet their basic needs. About 56 percent of seniors age 80+ reported a severe disability and 29 percent of the same population reported needing as...

5 Ways to Give Back to Seniors

 Posted by Sarah Bown on November 1, 2017 at 8:01 AM
The Holiday Season is here. Families are gathering and excitement is in the air. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s one group we often forget – seniors.As we share meals and create memories, it’s important to remember those who may need extra help during this time of year. According to industry experts in a recent article on the Points of Light Blog , “Aging adults can face a number of challenges, from loneliness to failing healt...

Caring for Your Parents Personal Property

 Posted by Sarah Bown on October 4, 2017 at 5:25 PM
As you stare at the clouds on your flight home from your sister’s wedding, you think about your aging parents and come to the realization – it’s time to help them downsize. Their two-story family home was great when they were younger, but now it’s a burden to maintain that amount of space. They knew eventually they would be ready to sell their home and discussed this transition open and honestly with you and your siblings. All you can think is “t...

10 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

 Posted by Sarah Bown on October 3, 2017 at 4:47 PM
Long-distance caregivers take on many important roles in the lives of those who need their help. Senior Care can be stressful to navigate on its own. With the additional factor of distance, time and logistics can have a larger impact on how loved one’s care for the care receiver.Long-distance caregivers often balance the demand of multiple households, work, and daily life as a whole. We compiled ten expert tips to help you take your loved one’s c...

Managing Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

 Posted by Sarah Bown on October 2, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Life can be complex and emotional. For those who care for loved ones, there is an extra layer of responsibility. Long-distance caregiver’s often struggle with making sure they understand the needs of the care receiver while often feeling guilty about living so far away from those they are caring for.Distance can make handling important decisions on medical health and living conditions difficult. What is often overlooked is the stress of guilt tha...

Long-Distance Caregiver Checklist: Documents to Create & Keep

 Posted by Sarah Bown on October 1, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Keeping pertinent information, paperwork, and records well organized and readily available, is key to simplifying and addressing these tasks efficiently. According to senior care experts from aplaceformom.com, “Knowing where the official records are located as well as having copies of these important financial, legal and health documents can save you thousands of dollars and countless hours of time spent tracking down records.”For families whose ...

What Is CRTS and why does it matter?

 Posted by Sarah Bown on September 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM
What is CRTS?Each Caring Transitions office specializes in Relocation and Transition through their CRTS Certification. CRTS was founded in 2004 to standardize the knowledge within industries that cater to senior relocation, downsizing, and aging in place. The certification itself stands for Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist™. In order to earn CRTS designation, Caring Transitions offices must adhere to industry specific guidelines tha...

Facts and Figures of Maintaining a Home

 Posted by Sarah Bown on July 6, 2017 at 11:35 AM
During a Home Transition, there are many costs to consider.  For most Americans, their home is their largest asset, and also their largest expense. There are many nuances that factor into a late-life move, and many times families find themselves overwhelmed and short on time and resources. Hiring a professional to guide and plan the process not only eliminates stress but extra expenses as well, allowing the family to take advantage of their largest asset - the home.

Caring Resources for Moving Mom and Dad

 Posted by Sarah Bown on May 24, 2017 at 10:59 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 34 million unpaid caregivers providing care for family members who suffer from illness or disability. Those caregivers must often seek additional support in the form of qualified third party providers. Caregivers who support aging parents may find the following information helpful when making those choices. Housing Resources: The U.S. Government provides...
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