Senior housing options

There are more housing options than ever for seniors – from aging in place to life plan communities to moving in with the kids. Where your parents will spend their senior years is a decision that affects the whole family, so how can you help them decide which is the best option? Ideally, this is a…

Senior Woman Phone Scam

Ever gotten a voicemail that sounds a bit threatening and urgent from a vague agency that appears to be affiliated to the government? I received one today… “Department is pursuing the case file. Call the department at 469-405-8495. To get more information call 469-405-8495. Failure to call will result in serious legal consequences and suspension…

Senior Companions

Maybe your spouse has passed away or few of your friends drive anymore. If you’re feeling isolated, there’s a federally funded program called Senior Companions that you might want to check out. Operating for decades in almost every state, Senior Companions connects seniors with volunteers, 55 and over, to help perform tasks like paying bills…

Senior Woman Blows Out Birthday Cake Candles At Family Party

Attention: children of parents who are downsizing. There certainly is an emotional hurdle for you, but get over it, and be supportive. Mom and Dad are moving and here is the challenge. It WAS your “home” too. And somehow, no matter where they go (retirement community, patio home etc.) it won’t be “home” as you…

elderly couple independent living

  As you approach retirement and prepare for the next chapter in your life, there are undoubtedly tons of questions on your mind. Which type of care is right for me? Do I need assisted living? How will I afford my medical bills? Don’t let these worries overwhelm you; we’re here to help walk you…

Dementia

Maybe your instincts began to whisper something was happening when your spouse asked you for directions while on a trip the two of you had taken dozens of times through the years.  The forgotten appointments, misplaced keys, and increasing confusion of the last few months suddenly took on a different meaning, and signposts pointing to…

After 22 years of helping seniors downsize, pack and move, I have noticed a disturbing trend. My senior clients are intimidated about asking their children for help when faced with a major move. The problem seems to originate in the hearts and minds of those aging parents. Even when faced with the burdensome cost of…

block calls

It happened again last night at dinnertime. You were just getting ready to sit down when the phone rang. You answered, only to hear a robotic voice tell you about some amazing carpet cleaning deal in your area. Earlier that same day, you got a call from a pushy telemarketer who wanted to sell you…

Jam_Session

Skilled nursing facilities are places where patients go when they need 24/7 medical care from skilled nurses. They generally have beds in rooms that patients share during their time at the facility. The purpose of this type of situation is to have a licensed nurse take care of health care needs that only a skilled…

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