Senior Rentals: Benefits To Renting, Drawbacks, and Tips You Should Know

Senior Couple Moving to New House

The period between 2006 and 2016 saw an 84% rise in tenants in their 60s. Although not every senior rents a property in their golden years, for many, it is becoming increasingly appealing. There are some definite benefits to living in a rental property as a senior, and while some prefer to live in their paid-off homes for the remainder of their lives, living in a rental home provides peace of mind and ease of care that an owned home often cannot compete with. Better Maintenance One of the foremost benefits of living in a rental property as a senior is that maintenance

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages

3 Types of Reverse Mortgages: 1.  Home equity conversion mortgages A home equity conversion mortgage or HECM (pronounced “heck ‘em”) is the only type of reverse mortgage that’s backed by the Federal Housing Authority. Available through FHA-approved lenders, HECM reverse mortgages are the most common type of reverse mortgages. HECM loans give borrowers the largest amount of money; upper limits are based on the borrower’s age and the amount of equity he or she has in the home. With a HECM, the borrower continues to pay insurance premiums. Borrowers can use the money from a HECM for any purpose they

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How to Help Seniors Organize and Declutter Their Homes

How to Help Seniors Organize and Declutter Their Homes

Organization is a challenge for people of all ages. After decade upon decade of living in their homes, though, seniors often accumulate mass amounts of clutter and sometimes find it nearly impossible to scale back and organize. Three in four seniors want to age in their own homes, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), but this sometimes becomes impossible when excess clutter becomes a safety issue. Falls are a leading cause of injury-related deaths among Americans who are over the age of 65, and a disorganized home that is filled to the brim with excess stuff can

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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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