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Senior Rightsizing: Trends Among Seniors Selling Their Home

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
As the idea of retirement is changed daily by Baby Boomers, there is a growing group of seniors who decide they want retirement to be a time for new experiences or developing deeper bonds.    In the past, retirement was viewed with limited options like aging in place and moving into a retirement home. New trends show only 25% of seniors selling their home are selling to move into retirement homes in both the U.S. and Canada according to recent st...

Communicating Lovingly with Seniors Suffering from Memory Impairment

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on February 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM
On the most basic level, we all want to feel loved. Despite any differences in age or understanding, this is key to remember when caring for or speaking to a senior with memory impairment. Conversation can be a challenge when it is difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. This compounded with life changes like moving, reduced mobility, or downsizing often makes for stressful interactions with family members, friends, or clien...

Rightsizing for Senior Couples: 5 Things to Consider Before Making a Move

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on February 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM
For couples approaching retirement, downsizing, upsizing or rightsizing may be a hot topic. When you envision retirement together, consider the best circumstances for enjoying the new stage in your life. Even if rightsizing isn’t an immediate requirement, it is important to begin a discussion about future needs, wants, and wishes together. We have 5 major things you should consider with your partner before downsizing. 1.       PHYSICAL ...

Planning for a Move Together

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on February 14, 2018 at 7:40 AM
Combining households can be beautiful, exciting, and frightening at the same time. Whether you are an excited new couple, a newlywed couple, or anything in between, with such heightened emotion it's important to have a plan to help you navigate through all the movement. Before creating a plan, have an open discussion with your significant other about what your space together needs, your preferred design styles, the layout, measurements and how you can minimize clutter.

Meet Rosie Harris, Caring Transitions Cincinnati West

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 26, 2018 at 9:03 PM
This week we get to know Rosie Harris, General Manager of Caring Transitions Cincinnati West. Rosie & her team are making a significant impact on the senior community in the Cincinnati area. Tell us about you…I moved to Cincinnati in 2013 because my sister lived here with her husband, Brad. I have a wonderful husband, Rolando and we have 2 pretty awesome kids.  My daughter Maya is 3 years old and my son, Eli is 5 months. They keep m...

#ElderCareChat Recap - OurParents.com

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 25, 2018 at 12:54 PM
Caring Transitions was pleased to join last week's #ElderCareChat, with President Chris Seman serving as an expert panelist. Seman engaged participants in an informative Twitter conversation about how to rightsize for senior living. The hour-long #ElderCareChat highlighted Caring Transitions' work in helping seniors organize, pack, de-clutter, move, and resettle into a new space. The topic was inspired by a recent blog post in which Caring Transi...

Top 6 Things to Remember When Talking To Your Parents About Moving

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 23, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Talking to loved ones about a move or transition can be really difficult. Caring Transitions Cincinnati West has given you the top 6 things to consider before having the tough conversation with your loved ones. 

Ready to Move?

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 22, 2018 at 8:02 AM
You’ve made the brave decision to move into a new place this year. The hardest part for many people is getting started on what that move looks like after you’ve found your new residence. Moving can be both a physical and psychological process. From furniture pieces and photos that hold memories, to deciding what to purge, to the labor it takes to move each item, a plan can help simplify the moving process for anyone. We’ve gathered knowledge fr...

Decluttering Your Home Can Mean Big Changes For Your Life

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 15, 2018 at 2:13 PM
We all have extra items in our home. Over the years, it is inevitable that our house will become full of things that take up a lot of space, but don’t necessarily get the use that we once intended. Ridding your home of these extra items, or decluttering, can have surprising benefits on many areas of your life.  Caring Transitions Cincinnati West has compiled a list of many benefits you can immediately see from decluttering your space.  ...

How to Declutter with Liquidation in Mind

 Posted by Bradley Ryan on January 11, 2018 at 8:10 AM
As you make a house your home, many households acquire a plethora of items over time. Eventually you may find yourself saturated in clutter. Starting the declutter process to a clean and orderly home can feel daunting when you have an entire house to go through. Often with decluttering, you find items that are in excellent shape yet no longer have use in your home. These items may be great for liquidation. We have put together a few tips and tric...
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