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5 Ways to Capture Family Stories

 Posted by Renee Anderson on November 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Every family is unique. There are amazing stories to be told through family history and new lasting memories. As you gather with family throughout the holiday season, this could be the perfect time to learn more about exceptional historical moments and the intriguing lives members of your family led. It is important to remember learning more about family should bring you closer to your family without feeling intrusive or inconsiderate.

We have five ideas to make understanding more about your heritage simple, informative, and enjoyable.

Creating A Cozy Holiday Home

 Posted by Renee Anderson on November 13, 2019 at 7:30 AM

From lush rich textures to the warm glow of the right lighting, creating a cozy space is a large part of the allure of the holiday season. When you gather with family and friends, you want your home to feel warm and inviting for each of your guests.

Hospice Is Not Just For The Last Day

 Posted by Renee Anderson on November 12, 2019 at 5:49 PM
The word hospice has a very dark connotation tied to it. When people hear the word “hospice,” they think that the end is just around the corner. Maybe they have had a family member or friend who utilized hospice for their “final days;” however, hospice is so much more than just the “final days.”Hospice is a philosophy of caring: hospice cares for the mind, body, and spirit. Hospice is the only Medicare benefit that is intended not only for the pa...

Aging Veterans and PTSD: How to Advocate for Those You Love

 Posted by Renee Anderson on November 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Today, more than ever, mental health is a pressing issue that none of us can ignore. This, of course, wasn’t always the case. Mental health has historically been an uncomfortable and often shameful topic. This is especially true for our aging Veterans. Read expert tips from Anthony Marsh, Attorney at Law, to help an aging veteran get the treatment and compensation they deserve through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Expert Panel

 Posted by Renee Anderson on October 22, 2019 at 1:46 PM
 Once a month, Caring Transitions does an Expert Panel of different professionals in the senior industry. Our goal is to make sure people are aware of all the resources that are available to them and their families. This is a video from the one we did at Stonecrest at Meridian Hills in September. Sept Expert Panel. We will be doing another one this Thursday from 4-5:30 at Carmel Senior Living, 13390 Illinois Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Al...

Finding Resources for Aging Parents - Is There an App for That?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on October 15, 2019 at 1:46 PM
 Recently I had a conversation with an RN named Sally. Sally has been an RN for more than 20 years and has unexpectedly found herself in the role of caregiver to her elderly father. Despite working in the health care industry, Sally had no idea how to begin looking for the resources to help her care for her Dad. Her Dad had fallen and now needed more help than Sally could provide. She was tired and overwhelmed trying to take care of her chil...

What a Mess This Could Be!

 Posted by Renee Anderson on September 13, 2019 at 5:54 PM
Thank you to this week's guest blogger Jennifer Rozelle, Attorney at Hunter Estate & Elder Law.Meet Wanda.Wanda is 71 and is moving from her beloved house that she raised her two children into an independent living community for seniors. While packing up, Wanda discovers her old estate planning documents inside her fireproof safe. She truthfully had not given too much thought to them since they were prepared twenty-five years ago. Curious as ...

Rightsize or Remain: How to Decide

 Posted by Renee Anderson on September 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM

As older adults approach retirement, there are limitless ways to spend your retirement years. One of the first decisions most adults near retirement make is where they want to retire. This is usually an important decision between aging in place or rightsizing to a new home. There are positives and negatives to each decision, but the best way to determine your next step is considering the unique needs for your lifestyle, physical and mental health.

Before deciding if rightsizing or downsizing is the right fit, you should consider five major factors.

Organizing the Home to Age In Place

 Posted by Renee Anderson on September 13, 2019 at 7:20 AM
If you’ve decided to remain in your own home for the later years of your life planning to organize your home to be more functional is essential. Getting organized has both physical and mental benefits to healthy aging. An organized home is linked to boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury. Each of these benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.  Getting organized can become simple with a pl...

Clearing the Empty Nest

 Posted by Renee Anderson on September 13, 2019 at 7:09 AM

After raising children, your home can start to become a storage unit for the things your child couldn’t or didn’t take with them. You can accumulate quite a few items from toddler year toys to teenage band craze posters or memorabilia in addition to items you’ve owned since before you were a parent. This is why it is essential to clear the clutter from your empty nest.

To prepare for your next phase in life as the parent of adult children, we have a few tips to help you bring a new level of order and organization to your home.

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