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Caring for Your Parents Personal Property

 Posted by Charlene Blanton 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 Charlene Blanton 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 Charlene Blanton 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 Charlene Blanton 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 Charlene Blanton 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 Charlene Blanton 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 eliminates expense and allows the family to take advantage of their large a...

Caring Resources for Moving Mom and Dad

 Posted by Charlene Blanton 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...

Caring for the elderly: Dealing with resistance

 Posted by Caring Transitions on May 23, 2017 at 3:41 PM
Caring for the elderly can be challenging — particularly if a loved one doesn't want help. Understand what's causing your loved one's resistance and how you can encourage cooperation.By Mayo Clinic StaffOne of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn't want help? Understand why resistance to care might develop and strategies for fostering cooperation.What causes ...

Aging Parents: 8 Health Warning Signs

 Posted by Caring Transitions on April 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM
Concerned about your aging parents' health? Use this guide to gauge how your aging parents are doing — and what to do if they need help.By Mayo Clinic StaffAs your parents get older, how can you be sure they're taking care of themselves and staying healthy?When you visit your parents, consider the following questions:1. Are your parents able to take care of themselves?Pay attention to your parents' appearance. Failure to keep up with daily routin...

Managing Your Move

 Posted by Charlene Blanton on April 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Once you’ve made a decision to take charge of your own health, safety or social needs by moving to a Senior Living Community,   1. Prepare in Advance Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start putting your home in order today. Begin by evaluating what you really need to keep and then start to downsize, clear out clutter, plan an Estate Sale or make major home repairs. It is a proven fact that homes will sell for a higher p...
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