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Communicating Lovingly with Seniors Suffering from Memory Impairment

 Posted by Jerry Newman 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 Jerry Newman 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 Jerry Newman 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, 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 ...

#ElderCareChat Recap - OurParents.com

 Posted by Jerry Newman 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...

How to Declutter with Liquidation in Mind

 Posted by Jerry Newman 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...

Planning to Downsize or Rightsize?

 Posted by Jerry Newman on January 11, 2018 at 8:04 AM
As life changes, so does our use of space. For every milestone in our life, we use space differently. Whether you’re welcoming a new child, or proudly in the empty nest phase you may have decided the space you are in is no longer right for your needs. Preparing for a new rightsized space can be an overwhelming prospect. Planning for your move can help you manage the process over time. In preparation of a downsize or rightsize here are a few items...

Ready to Move?

 Posted by Jerry Newman on January 11, 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...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

 Posted by Jerry Newman on December 7, 2017 at 2:12 PM
By Beverly Nelson, creator of Stand Up For Caregivers, for Caring Transitions®The holidays are a time where we can really show our gratitude for those who provide essential services in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. From the people who take care of and teach our children to the caregivers who watch over our elderly loved ones, life without them would not only be more challenging, but often, less fulfilling.If you’re looking for ways t...

5 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

 Posted by Jerry Newman on December 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM
The holiday season is about spending quality time with the ones we love. Quite often this simple fact is buried by finding the perfect gift, cooking the most delicious dish, or hosting a memorable gathering. According to ewellnessmag.com, the season “can bring stress starting in November and go straight through until the new year. We experience a combination of stressors related to financial costs of the holidays, family coming to stay and the co...

Cutting Edge Gifts for Tech Savvy Seniors

 Posted by Jerry Newman on December 4, 2017 at 7:51 AM
The beauty of technology is the way it advances in ease of use year over year. Many people believe there are limited tech gift options for seniors. We want to encourage you to change the way you think of both seniors and technology. Seniors are adapting to technology at alarming rates. According to Pew Research some seniors, “report owning and using various technologies at rates similar to adults under the age of 65.” Keeping this in mind, there’...
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