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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Emergencies at Independent Living Facilities

Alzheimer’s High Risk for Stressed People

Belinda Worth, 88 years old, collapsed while at her independent living facility in Florida. When the staff called 9-1-1, the dispatcher requested the staff to perform CPR, but they refused. The staff member reported it was against policy. By the time the ambulance arrived, Belinda was dead. Emergencies at Independent Living Facilities This may surprise you. It may make you mad. How could this have happened? Why wouldn’t they help her? They could have saved her life! This situation may not make much sense at first, but the staff did exactly what they were supposed to. Life-Prolonging Care Ms. Worth had

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Why You Need Renters Insurance

Most people think renters insurance is too expensive or unnecessary.  However, these myths couldn't be father from the truth!  This is why you need renters insurance: Why You Need Renters Insurance Not having renters insurance is a pretty big gamble, considering that without it you face the cost of replacing your personal belongings after an event such as fire or theft. What’s more, you could face the prospect of defending yourself in a lawsuit because of some accident for which you might be held legally responsible, whether it happened where you live or elsewhere. In many cases, for less than a

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