Ways to Adjust to a New City

Are you starting over in a new city where you don't know anyone? Or thinking about making a move? Or maybe you've just moved to an independent living facility and know very few residents. I found an article on Livability and wanted to share a few great tips if you plan to make a move to a new city in the future. A few years back I made a move and glad for it. It was definitely life-changing and, rarely, disappointing - and it's something everyone should do at least once. After the move, it took a while to adjust

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How to Downsize with Alzheimers in the Mix

How To Downsize With Alzheimer’s In The Mix

We have said it before, and you will likely hear us say it many more times: downsizing is taxing on the body, mind and spirit. More than just the physical aspects of sorting, donating, discarding and packing, downsizing takes an emotional toll on everyone involved in the process. How To Downsize With Alzheimer’s In The Mix The emotional stress of downsizing can be triggered by memories of the items you are sorting, attachment to a home where you may have raised a family and made many memories, and the echoes in the back of your mind whispering that change can be

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Cost of Owning a Home in a Cold Climate

Cost of Owning a Home in a Cold Climate

Winter is coming! If you live in the north, then you already know the chilling impact of this statement… high heating bills, endless snow shoveling, and frozen pipes. Cost of Owning a Home in a Cold Climate Freezing cold temperatures can put a strain on a home at every level. From the first frost to the first signs of Spring, every homeowner knows that Winter takes its toll. Front and center of the negative side effects of home ownership in a cold climate is the heating bill. Oil prices fluctuate, and if your home is heated with electricity, the cost is

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Moving This Summer?

Summer is busiest time of the year for home and business moves. In fact, an estimated 65 percent of the 43 million Americans who are moving this year will do so in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Moving This Summer? What does that mean for those with a move in the immediate future? Considering the fact that moving is ranked just behind death and divorce in terms of life's most stressful events, a summer move might mean stocking up on extra stress balls and taking a few extra deep breaths along the way. "Whether you are hiring help

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Tips For Choosing A Senior Living Community

Tips For Choosing A Senior Living Community

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, retirement is defined as the act of withdrawing, going away, retreating. Tips For Choosing A Senior Living Community When it comes to the modern definition of retirement – that glorious age where we can shed the 9 to 5 work responsibilities and live our lives to the fullest – some of those words in the traditional definition may apply. Many seniors and boomers, who have been gainfully employed their entire lives, withdraw from the workforce to spend more time with their families, hobbies and other activities. Some choose to “go away” on trips they’ve always wanted

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Data helps seniors determine where to live

How Denial About Decline Compromises Senior Care

Seniors want data when searching for the best place to retire. While the younger people have their own lifestyle criteria, older adults have stricter requirements because as they grow older, their needs expand. Data helps seniors determine where to live     AARP claims Social Security is the foundation of retirement and 84 percent of people age 65 and older receive benefits. Social Security provides more than a third of income for retirees which is hardly enough to survive since the average benefit in the U.S. is $17,189/year according to the Census survey. Data helps seniors determine where to live     So what do

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Setting Rates When Starting a Home Care Business

Setting Rates When Starting a Home Care Business

One of the biggest questions you’ll face when starting a home care business is what rates you should charge for your services. Many first-time home care business owners struggle with this question, whether they are opening a franchise home care business or starting an independent agency. Setting Rates When Starting a Home Care Business Ultimately, the answer depends on your market, your business model, and the kind of care you want to deliver. But in our nearly 20 years in the home care industry, we’ve noticed that many agency owners sell themselves short when it comes to pricing their care. Setting Rates

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Build A Home With Great House Design Plans

Build A Home With Great House Design Plans

Building a custom home is one of the most rewarding homeowner experiences.  One of the fastest sectors choosing to build a home is people who intend to age in their home.  This is often called "Aging in Place."  There are many custom features you can add to make it easier to age in your home.  Building the right home for you starts with a great design and good planning. After obtaining house plans, property to build on and hiring contractors, the work toward a dream home is well underway. The decision to build a home from the ground up involves a

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Finding a Home for Grandma and Grandpa

Finding a Home for Grandma and Grandpa

When you have an elderly senior parent, the concern for their ability to maintain their lifestyle can be a significant worry. Almost without exception, senior citizens resist the idea of moving out of their house and into an assisted living facility or nursing home. You as a child of a senior citizen may see issues of safety if your aging parent continues to live independently. Finding a Home for Grandma and Grandpa If their spouse has passed on, there may be issues of loneliness and depression. Hallways and doors of old homes are often not built to accommodate walkers or wheelchairs.

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