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Entries for 2014

The Holiday Kitchen: Downsized

 December 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®The kitchen is often a focal point at the holidays. Preparing family dinners, assembling a dish for pot luck and baking cookies for neighbors are important traditions for many of us, even as we downsize.When a Caring Transitions® expert helps people sort their belongings during fall and winter months, we ask a lot of questions and pay special attention to holiday habits. Even when moving to a kitchen with limit...

Family Harmony for the Holidays

 November 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring TransitionsTraditions play an important role in families and most of us feel the holidays are a good time to come together and reinforce those traditions. Some people look forward to these gatherings, while others approach them with great trepidation, especially when sibling rivalries, lingering animosities, and conflict or concerns over the health and welfare of aging parents cast a shadow over family events. So what’s th...

Five Tips for Selling a “Senior-Owned” Home

 October 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®Last year, our client Lynn learned her mother was being moved from hospital to rehabilitation facility following a bad fall. Realizing mom would be unable to take care of the house for a several weeks; Lynn wanted to do something special to help her at home.Lynn asked her dad if there was anything in particular that would be meaningful to mom. She and her siblings already planned to lend a hand with housework, ...

Five Tips for Selling a “Senior-Owned” Home

 September 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®If you are one of the growing number of families making decisions about the sale of your parents’ home or, as an older adult, you are in the process of making decisions about your own future lifestyle; the following tips may help guide you through the home sale process.1. Hire the right agentOften times, the needs of senior clients are different than others, so it is important to find the right real estate agen...

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Senior Relocation Company

 August 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions In our industry we commonly hear about the struggles families face when helping an aging parent move or when they are faced with closing a deceased parent’s home. There is not only a tremendous mental or emotional burden for most family members when navigating such transitions, but a significant time and physical investment is also required. As more and more parents age beyond their 80’s and 90’s, companies...
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