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
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!
Any move can be a stressful time for the family. It’s even more stressful as we get older and have to downsize from the life we knew to a new life without all of the familiar things we’ve come to love. To help you with all of the decisions that you and/or a family needs … Continue reading Before You Downsize – What You Need To Plan For
A note of caution: When planning renovations try to have them done so they don’t distract from the resale value of your home. Although you plan to live there sometimes it is necessary to sell relatively quickly. There are many renovations that add to the value of a home but some can distract and make … Continue reading Aging in Place Part 2 – Optional Renovations for a Senior-Friendly Home
Most seniors DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. We have worked with over 3200 seniors and their families and we consistently hear this from seniors. This is because previous generations felt they were leaving their homes to go to a nursing home to die. Many seniors still feel this way, even when they are … Continue reading I’m A Senior & Don’t Want To Leave My Home