Emmy sounded thoroughly frazzled when Katie first talked to her. “My mother fell in her bathroom and laid there unconscious for three days!” Emmy and her mother, Jane, (not their real names) had been arguing about the level of clutter in Jane’s home for years. Now it was no longer a hypothetical problem; Jane had […]
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The process of researching and touring retirement homes and communities can be a daunting process, particularly when a health crisis requires that decisions must be made quickly.
Moving out of a life-long home can be a hugely emotional experience. Well meaning family members and friends want to offer comfort, but sometimes they say exactly the wrong thing. Here are the top three worst responses to, “I’m going to miss this home, I feel so sad.”
Did you know that seniors often lose hundreds of dollars when they move out of a life-long home? Yikes!!! Don’t let this happen to you!
You or your loved one is downsizing or maybe just plain moving. There are a lot of things left in the home that you are not taking, but you are sure they are worth some money. The best way to liquidate the items left in a house is through an estate sale, where you can […]
Downsizing from a large house to a retirement community can be confusing, and overwhelming. The two lifestyles are so different and it can be hard to imagine what all of the changes will mean in day-to-day terms. Let’s look at how one person, we’ll call her Lois (not her real name), decided what to take […]