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Facts and Figures of Maintaining a Home

 Posted by Bradley Ryan 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 Bradley Ryan 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...

Managing Your Move

 Posted by Bradley Ryan 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...

Win a $100 Gift Card to the Container Store!

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Do you consider yourself clean and organized? Or are you one of those people that cleans AROUND your clutter?We want to hear from you. Answer our one question about what Spring Cleaning looks like in your house and you'll be entered to win! Share the contest and you'll receive even more entries!https://p.antavo.com/f/Ep8/

What To Do With It All

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on March 23, 2017 at 4:09 PM
Possessions can gather up in your life, especially when you have kids. You may look around and find yourself waist-deep in clutter. But while you dream about a clean and orderly home, the downsizing process can feel daunting when you have an entire house to go through. Where do you even start? How do you avoid the heartache of accidentally parting with some of your memories? If you take a look at these five tips below, you may find your dow...

Family Heirlooms

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on March 21, 2017 at 8:38 PM
"Scattered families, warp-speed lifestyles, and changing tastes have resulted in a growing inventory of orphaned heirlooms — from fine china and formal furniture to old photos and love letters."When it comes to family heirlooms, they are usually discarded quickly because no one in the family wants to deal with the issues they bring up. They may be too large, seen as too old, or seen as having no value to the family or anyone else. Most importantl...

A Place for Mom

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on February 27, 2017 at 8:41 PM
It’s difficult to articulate exactly what makes being a grandparent so wonderful. It could be that you have more time to enjoy your grandchildren than you did your own children. Or, your life experience and wisdom may allow you to appreciate the experience more than when you were raising your own children in your twenties or thirties. Maybe it’s the fact that at the end of the day your grandchildren go home – which means you can enjoy them w...

Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on February 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Preparing to leave a home you’ve lived in for a while may take weeks, and in some cases, even months. Families should take great care when establishing closing and vacancy dates. Although not always possible, Caring Transitions usually recommends an 8-10 week window for the entire relocation process. This includes tasks like mover and realtor selection, downsizing, space planning for the new residence, packing, moving, unpacking, and finally, dis...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Helping a loved one relocate to a senior facility is hard enough. But when complications such as dementia or other memory impairments are added to the mix, the task can feel nearly impossible. Many family members struggle with the added complexity of assuring their senior loved one that they are safe and secure, all while trying to figure out which possessions should go and which should stay. In the end, your senior loved one may know best the pr...

'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...
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