Tips Help Individuals Adjust Emotionally To A Senior Living Community

Experts Recommend Family Approach. Sometimes it takes a crowd to help a loved one adjust emotionally to a senior living community. The whole family should be involved, stressing familiarity and continuation of hobbies as keys to a smooth transition. Remember that senior community doesn’t mean nursing home; seniors can live full and happy lives in new surroundings. To foster success, the transition should begin before a move, according to experts. “Preplanning for the future is so important.  Talking with your loved one before he or she needs to move is key,” says Christine Hall-Werner, Senior Director of Marketing and Public

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The Tiny House Trend

Is It Ideal For Seniors? Over the last seven years, we have shared our expertise on the downsizing process with boomers and seniors through conferences, blogs and other online resources. We have offered ideas and insight on making a successful transition into a healthier and more manageable living environment, and our eight-step checklist to downsizing successfully and profitably. When talking about downsizing, we have explored a variety of options. From condominiums and senior retirement communities, to recreational vehicles (RVs) and even boats, we have discussed the pros and cons of each. Another downsizing option that has been trending in the

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The Value of a Downsized Home

Downsize And Trade Home Maintenance For Hours Of Free Time. The average American spends nearly two hours doing housework per day. Cooking, cleaning, repairing, yard work — it all adds up. Maybe you feel like your average day is even more than that. You may have an older home that demands more upkeep or a sprawling yard, or you might find yourself lugging things back and forth from garage to kitchen, upstairs and down again more than you’d like. Every new season also brings with it a barrage of home maintenance chores that not only cost money but can do

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Hiring Staff for Your Home Care Franchise

Women And Men Process Salt Differently

As a home care franchise owner, there will come a time when you need help handling your workload. While many home care franchise owners spend their first months as their company’s primary or sole caregiver, an expanding client base means that you’ll soon need to expand your workforce. Hiring Staff for Your Home Care Franchise There are lots of qualities you can use to screen and evaluate caregiver candidates for your home care franchise. At Visiting Angels, our corporate team regularly guides new home care franchise owners through the staffing process – giving them tips on how to find strong candidates,

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Making the Move to Senior Living Easy for Mom

Making the Move to Senior Living Easy for Mom

Don't wait until the weekend before the move!   Follow these 6 tips for a smooth transition: Set aside a weekend: Moving takes time. Set aside a weekend to do it right. Get the family involved: Get as many family members as possible to help with the move. Aside from helping the move go more quickly, it'll help remind your Mom that she has a support system. Identify the true junk: Walk with your Mom through her house or apartment identifying items that all agree can be donated, recycled, or trashed. Remember: just because Mom owns it, doesn't mean she has to

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What to Expect Owning a Senior Care Franchise

Best Franchises are in Senior Care

So you’ve decided to purchase a senior care franchise. You’ve done research on home care’s upcoming growth boom, have chosen the franchise you want to be a part of, and you’ve committed yourself to staring a new business. What to Expect Owning a Senior Care Franchise Now what? Your first year as a senior care franchise owner promises to be a busy, exciting, and rewarding ride. At Visiting Angels, we’ve guided all of our franchise owners through the same adventure you’re about to take part in. And as the #1 ranked home care franchise in Franchise Business Review’s 2015 franchisee

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Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad – Renters over 60 Grew by 43% in a Decade

The U.S. is slowly becoming an aging country, according to U.S. Census data - more than 22% of today’s population is aged 60 or over. The RENTCafé study shows that the oldest cities in the country are mostly popular retirement spots in Florida, California, or Arizona, and have a median age of over 39.6. When it comes to renting, Austin, TX has the largest share of aging renters over 60 (12%), followed by Phoenix, AZ (17%), which also experienced the highest increase of 60+ renters, of 112%. As expected, the median age among renter households is younger (42) than that

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What to Know About Landlords

A reader requests, "Many retirees opt to sell their homes and rent apartments.  It would be great to see something about dealing effectively with landlords as we age, particularly when it comes to important maintenance and safety issues.  Many owner landlords are reluctant to spend money or manpower on maintenance; and don't always take service requests or complaints submitted by older renters seriously and/or do not respond in a timely manner. And many seniors are reluctant to report or assert themselves for fear of reprisal or confrontational situations. Perhaps this falls somewhere under the "elder law" category?" Drive out rent

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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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