Nowadays there are three groups of people downsizing: 90 year old’s are moving to retirement residences, the 70 plus crowd is moving to bungalows, condos or apartments, and the over 50 year old’s are moving to a new LIFESTYLE, be it on the water, on a golf course, near theatre’s, etc. With so many people … Continue reading How a Family Member Can Help a Senior to Downsize
When people go on a holiday, usually no one is living in the house. When people sell a home and move out, there is both no people and no contents in the house. If a house is going to be empty there are different security requirements. A client felt they didn’t need insurance for an … Continue reading Protecting Your Home When You Are Not There
We recently spent five hours with old friends. The “caregiver” was looking after a partner with Alzheimer’s 24/7. We had a wonderful time sharing 70 years of memories, mainly with the caregiver, but we were emotionally drained because we were trying so hard to make it a meaningful experience for both of them. We talked … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and the Caregiver
Many years ago a friend spoke these words, “THE PRIORITY IS.” These three words have constantly helped me in so many ways. Priorities can change monthly, daily or even hourly but stopping to ask yourself what the priority is at that particular moment can take some pressure off to try and be “SUPER WOMAN” or … Continue reading THE PRIORITY IS…
We work with many adult children who are in their 60’s and 70’s. Sometimes staying in one’s home is the answer for a parent, but often it isn’t. Each case should be judged on its own merits. This week we were with a widow in her 90’s. She told us that her doctor didn’t want … Continue reading We Don’t Think They Should Move…Really!