Preparation Articles

How can you best prepare to move your parents into a senior living community? What should be packed and moved? What should be sold? An organized, efficient transition to senior living requires careful planning. Remember that unexpected surprises can be greatly diminished or avoided with experienced advice!

Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

 Dealing with the Dangers of ClutterIt’s important to be safe on the road and at work, but safety at home is an equally critical consideration—particularly in light of National Safety Month this past June.

With the help of Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a professional solution for senior relocation, downsizing, estate sale, and online auction services, we explore …Read more ›

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“Senior Living Near Me”– Moving Close to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to HomeSome older adults find it comforting to stay in the same city rather than embarking on a cross-country move to senior living. Several local tasks are simpler and less expensive, such as hiring movers, while others are more complicated—such as stretching out the move over weeks and months, which prolongs the transition.

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Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Preparing for a Senior Living TourYour parent has made the decision to move into a senior living community. Now comes the task of selecting the community that is the best fit for his or her needs. You’ll likely tour several communities before making your final decision. Be prepared in advance with a list of questions and a good idea of what to look for as you make …Read more ›

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Preparing for the Progression of Dementia

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preparing for the progression of dementia 2A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is a devastating time for a family. First, of course, there is the emotional upheaval that such a diagnosis presents to you and your loved one. There are also medical questions as well as financial and legal matters to consider. That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself about dementia’s …Read more ›

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Should You Hire a Professional Organizer?

Should You Hire a Professional Organizer

Should You Hire a Professional OrganizerPreparing for a move to senior living takes time, energy, and a lot of organization. It’s no wonder families are turning to professional organizers for help with tasks such as downsizing, packing, unpacking, and coordinating the move.

Of course, professional organizing is not a one-size-fits-all scenario—families can customize the experience by taking advantage of one or all services offered.

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Transitioning Your Loved One to a Residential Care Home

shutterstock_435990424Seniors who need specialized care, such as those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, can find assistance with daily tasks in Residential Care Facilities (RCF), also known as Board and Care Homes. Many aging adults and their families prefer RCFs because they are smaller communities with a home-like atmosphere and more one-on-one care, which is often more beneficial for resident health and safety. Typically serving between …Read more ›

Helping a Loved One with Hoarding Disorder Move to Senior Living

shutterstock_87052121Planning a senior living move is challenging enough when your loved one has limited possessions. When your loved one has hoarding disorder, the hurdles can seem insurmountable. (more…)

Planning a Day Back Home

shutterstock_401698972Though your parent lives in a Memory Care community, you may want to bring them to your home for a visit, a holiday, or some other family gathering. For many Assisted Living residents, this presents a fairly straightforward trip to pick them up and bring them home. However, for those living with memory impairments, the trip can cause confusion, anxiety, and even agitation. Your parent’s short-term visit …Read more ›

Moving to a Senior Living Community before Selling Your Home

shutterstock_223086898Some older adults may need to move to a senior living community before they know what to do with their home. In fact, moving your parent or loved one to a new space before asking them to make a decision about their house is often the best option. Moving is difficult enough without factoring in a realtor who expects to show the house to prospective buyers all …Read more ›

You Can’t Overprepare for a Move to Senior Living

shutterstock_369093563Preparation is everything when it comes to planning for a parent’s move to senior living, whether into Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing. (more…)

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