Many people contact us because they want help in making major decisions. We never tell them what to do but try to listen, ask questions and guide them to make the decisions that will work best for them. We all have decisions to make and often thoughts go through our minds like a hamster running … Continue reading Decision Making Help For Downsizing
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!
The most common mistake people make when downsizing to a home, apartment or retirement residence is to make a decision on emotion and not on two main considerations: What can they afford. What is the lifestyle that would work for them. What is Affordable? Talk with a financial planner you trust or one who comes … Continue reading 2 Major Considerations Before You Downsize
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