Top 3 Reasons to Use a Senior Relocation Company

 August 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions In our industry we commonly hear about the struggles families face when helping an aging parent move or when they are faced with closing a deceased parent’s home. There is not only a tremendous mental or emotional burden for most family members when navigating such transitions, but a significant time and physical investment is also required. As more and more parents age beyond their 80’s and 90’s, companies...

Tips for Selling Personal Property

 July 2014
Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® With garage sale and estate sale season in full swing, it is helpful to understand the differences between various types of sales and also learn how to hire the best possible resource to accomplish your objectives. Should I hold an Estate Sale? Many estate sale providers will tell you an estate sale is the best way to liquidate your belongings, but in reality, there are three primary factors that should be e...

The Realities of Relocation Stress

 May 2014
Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® As seniors remodel their family home to age-in-place or downsize to an independent living, assisted living, or other community setting, they often feel displaced, disoriented, or even depressed. Senior care professionals have an increasing responsibility to learn how to support older adults as they face these transitions, so seniors may experience changes to environment with less stress, more respect and me...

Managing the Cost of Care

 April 2014
Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® If you haven't planned for senior living care, you aren't alone. Surprisingly few people do, although the estimated out-of-pocket expense of long term care for a couple turning 65 in 2013 exceeds $350,000. Many believe government subsidies will cover any care they need in old age; however this just isn’t the case. Medicare covers a generous percent of health care costs, but not all long term care and little...

Large Household Projects: Overcoming the Fear

 March 2014
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® As we move full-swing into the 2014 residential real estate season, many folks will take on the daunting task of preparing a home for sale. This kind of large household project is not very appealing to most of us, and may be especially overwhelming for homeowners who are downsizing to a smaller residence. If you are one of many people faced with such a project this spring, but you find yourself putting i...
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