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Helping Seniors After the Loss of a Spouse

 Posted by George Pizzo on August 23, 2021 at 3:22 PM
The loss of a loved one is difficult. But the loss of a spouse or life partner is more than difficult -- it changes your entire world. When you share your life with someone, you learn to count on them for both the big and the little things. Once that person is gone, all you have is one question: What do I do now? Mourning the loss of a spouse is even more difficult for seniors. The Atlantic cites studies that show grief actually weakens ...

5 Tips That Can Help You When Selling Your Home

 Posted by Website Administrator on August 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
For most of us ordinary people, our homes are the most valuable thing we own. It makes a lot of sense that we tend to invest a great deal in the sale if we ever decide to part with it. So, we’ve put together some fundamental considerations that you have to get right before you sell.

Selling an Inherited House: The Stress-Free Guide

 Posted by Website Administrator on August 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Inheriting a house from a loved one can be a wonderful gift and a challenging situation to navigate all at the same time. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a few options on what you can do with the home, such as move into it, rent it out, or sell it. If you’re planning on selling an inherited house, this guide can help you avoid the usual pitfalls and obstacles that can cost money, prolong the process, and add to your frustration.

How to Smoothly Transition a Loved One Into Assisted Living

 Posted by Website Administrator on August 5, 2021 at 8:34 AM
When the time comes to help a loved one transition into assisted living, the options can be overwhelming, making an emotionally and financially fraught situation all the more challenging. Ideally, you’ll have the conversation about long-term care before the need arises, but even then, you may have some tough decisions to navigate. Here’s how to move your loved one into assisted living. Areas of Specialty Not all assisted living ...

Stress and Seniors

 Posted by Website Administrator on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM
It doesn’t matter how old you are. As we mature the causes of stress may change but certainly, they do not diminish. It could be different things like helping your children move into adulthood with adult responsibilities or moving up in your job because of your accumulated experiences, or facing change such as downsizing, moving, or helping with grandchildren. So, what are some of the things you can do to help manage your stress? Here are a few ideas.

Deciding When to Help Your Parents Declutter

 Posted by George Pizzo on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Caring for your family can bring joy to your life. If you are caring for your parents and children, this can become complex. As your parents age, their needs and abilities change. If you’ve started to consider the next best move for Mom, Dad or another senior loved one, we have guidance on trigger moments that signify it may be time to talk about a plan. We have a list of significant changes that could indicate your parents may currently or soon need additional support.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: Combating Clutter

 Posted by George Pizzo on July 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM

A healthy home is important for any family. If you are a Sandwich Gen Caregiver that could include your children and parents too. Clutter-free homes are healthy environments that make it easier for each member of your household to be the best version of themselves. Many caregivers feel a burden to clear everything at once but keeping your space clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily, weekly, or monthly if you are caring for parents or an older loved one.

The “Move Grandma Now” Checklist

 Posted by George Pizzo on July 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Without a comprehensive plan, families often scramble to identify and qualify the various resources needed to manage a move for senior loved ones. They must locate and hire trusted realtors, movers, downsizing experts, estate sale professionals, consignment shops, packing material suppliers, junk haulers or dumpster companies, housekeepers, repairmen, home stagers, financial advisors, attorneys, caregivers, pet sitters, and more! See tips gathered from experts to create a plan that can help you manage a move for an older adult.

Four Daily Exercises for Seniors

 Posted by George Pizzo on July 2, 2021 at 8:20 AM
These easy exercises you can do at home will quickly improve your strength, mobility and balance if you do them every day.It can be frustrating when we notice a decline in our physical ability as we age. Maybe it used to be easy to put the bag of dog food in your shopping cart, and now it’s difficult. Perhaps we trip more often as we walk, or the stairs are making us get out of breath. It’s easy to chalk it up to getting older, but there’s a lot ...

Don't Throw That Out! 5 Common Items Worth More Than You Think

 Posted by George Pizzo on June 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Are there priceless items in your cupboards and closets? The answer could be yes! From priceless paintings to retro comics, you could have more money in your home than you think. If you are ready to sort the gems from the junk in your home, here are a few commonly uncommon items worth a second look before they’re tossed in the trash.
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