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Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

 Posted by Diane Blum 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 Diane Blum 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 Diane Blum 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 Diane Blum 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...

Caring Transitions® Was Featured in The Wall Street Journal

 Posted by Diane Blum 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 ...

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

 Posted by Diane Blum 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.

Holiday Decluttering: From Give to Get

 Posted by Diane Blum on November 1, 2017 at 8:07 AM
As the holidays near, it’s time to prepare for family dinners, shopping, and finding the perfect gifts. This season often brings about a need to declutter in preparation for holiday guests.According to Senior Relocation Expert, Nan Hayes in The Gift of Giving, “most of us hold onto the possessions that fill our homes because we don’t regularly take the time to evaluate the functionality or personal meaning of each item and discard those that are ...

10 Items to Donate to Seniors in Need

 Posted by Diane Blum on November 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM
The holidays mark a season to create joy. Giving to others can be the best gift many people receive all year. As we visit with our loved ones, many of us begin to think of what we can do to assist others in need.During the holiday season and year-round, millions of seniors are suffering while trying to meet their basic needs. About 56 percent of seniors age 80+ reported a severe disability and 29 percent of the same population reported needing as...

5 Ways to Give Back to Seniors

 Posted by Diane Blum on November 1, 2017 at 8:01 AM
The Holiday Season is here. Families are gathering and excitement is in the air. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s one group we often forget – seniors.As we share meals and create memories, it’s important to remember those who may need extra help during this time of year. According to industry experts in a recent article on the Points of Light Blog , “Aging adults can face a number of challenges, from loneliness to failing healt...

Caring for Your Parents Personal Property

 Posted by Diane Blum on October 4, 2017 at 5:25 PM
As you stare at the clouds on your flight home from your sister’s wedding, you think about your aging parents and come to the realization – it’s time to help them downsize. Their two-story family home was great when they were younger, but now it’s a burden to maintain that amount of space. They knew eventually they would be ready to sell their home and discussed this transition open and honestly with you and your siblings. All you can think is “t...
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