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Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on December 7, 2017 at 2:12 PM
By Beverly Nelson, creator of Stand Up For Caregivers, for Caring Transitions®The holidays are a time where we can really show our gratitude for those who provide essential services in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. From the people who take care of and teach our children to the caregivers who watch over our elderly loved ones, life without them would not only be more challenging, but often, less fulfilling.If you’re looking for ways t...

5 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on December 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM
The holiday season is about spending quality time with the ones we love. Quite often this simple fact is buried by finding the perfect gift, cooking the most delicious dish, or hosting a memorable gathering. According to ewellnessmag.com, the season “can bring stress starting in November and go straight through until the new year. We experience a combination of stressors related to financial costs of the holidays, family coming to stay and the co...

Cutting Edge Gifts for Tech Savvy Seniors

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on December 4, 2017 at 7:51 AM
The beauty of technology is the way it advances in ease of use year over year. Many people believe there are limited tech gift options for seniors. We want to encourage you to change the way you think of both seniors and technology. Seniors are adapting to technology at alarming rates. According to Pew Research some seniors, “report owning and using various technologies at rates similar to adults under the age of 65.” Keeping this in mind, there’...

Great Gifts for Active Seniors

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on December 4, 2017 at 7:18 AM
As seniors live longer, many remain active. Active seniors are living healthier longer lives. According to a recent study by The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics called Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being, people who reach age 65 will live another 18.5 years. Many of these seniors are in excellent health and ready to take on the world. If this reminds you of a wonderful senior in your life, this article is here to m...

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM
It’s the season of Thanksgiving… which could mean family stress, a lot of food, and the start of Christmas shopping! But before those distractions creep in, we wanted to wish you a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving, and remind you we’re here for you.During this Thanksgiving holiday, when you’re with so much family, you might want to look around. Do your parents or grandparents need help with retirement, or downsizing? How is their home holding up, and...

Caring Transitions® Was Featured in The Wall Street Journal

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 16, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Caring Transitions®, a national leader in senior relocation, downsizing, estate sales, and online auctions, was featured in the Wall Street Journal article, Ready to Downsize? There's Plenty of Help. The article highlights the options families and their loved ones have to lighten the often overwhelming load downsizing can become. Caring Transitions provides older adults and their families throughout the U.S. with the most trusted, respected and ...

Thankful for Caregivers

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 15, 2017 at 7:35 PM
 It’s the season of thankfulness, so what better time of year to thank our caregivers, than now?! Most families may have multiple caregivers, but there may sometimes be just one person who takes on more of a burden than the others. Who’s the one in charge of schedules, shopping, and life management? That’s the person who may need an extra “thank you” this season. Not only does November have the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s also Famil...

The Right Time to Downsize

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 13, 2017 at 7:55 AM
So now you’ve retired, and you want to enjoy the extra time on your hands. Not so fast! It may be a better choice to get to work right away – downsizing your life! Minimizing both living space, and belongings, is important to living a clutter-free life. It can also make taking care of your home easier.But maybe more important than those reasons, is the cost savings it can give seniors. Managing a mortgage payment for a big house is harder on a re...

Caring and Advocating for Aging Veterans: 4 Things You Should Know

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 10, 2017 at 8:01 AM
By Veteran Law Expert Anthony Marsh II, Attorney at Law on behalf of Caring Transitions®

 If you or a veteran you care for has suffered from an illness or injury that you believe is related to their service in the military, you should consider filing a claim for disability compensation. VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. Navigating the VA system on behalf of a veteran can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Below you will find a few tips that may make the process a bit more manageable.

Checking for Fall Hazards in Your Home

 Posted by Kerri Shimp on November 6, 2017 at 7:05 AM
Now that winter is almost officially upon us, it means the sun sets sooner, leaving us in the dark for more hours of the day. This is a good time to make sure your house is safe, so you can prevent home hazards that may cause you to trip or fall. -          Furniture Arrangement: does is allow for clear pathways and walkways, especially for moving from room to room? -    ...
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