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How Emotions Multiply the Stress of Downsizing.

 Posted by Jim Morgan on October 12, 2021 at 3:12 PM
 When the time comes where we need to downsize, or move to the much smaller space in Senior Living, or clean out the family home just the accumulated stuff can be overwhelming. Then when you compound your emotional relationship with so many of those items, the memories they represent, it can be one of the most stressful things we ever have to do. What do you do with it? Do you take it to some place like Goodwill? Do you throw it all away? Do...

Fabulous Fall Finds

 Posted by Jim Morgan on September 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Is your home and wardrobe dressed and ready for the new season? Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to welcome the new season with seasonal decor and clothing. From a checklist of items to the perfect colors to look out for, we have your guide to must have Fall finds that are perfect to find new to you (gently used) for your home, wardrobe or leisure.

Healthy Aging and Housing: Moving vs. Aging in Place

 Posted by Jim Morgan on September 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Establishing short term and long term housing goals can help families plan ahead for large moving or remodeling projects. It is best to consider changes to home and housing as early as possible in order to avoid situations where last minute decisions may wreak havoc on financial and emotional stability.

Use the tips in this article to create a healthy aging plan that includes short-term and long-term housing goals.

How to Have a Caring Conversation About Healthy Aging

 Posted by Jim Morgan on September 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM
As COVID restrictions begin to lift, more families have the chance to travel to see parents or aging loved ones. If you are visiting with family and notice changes in mom or dad’s health after time apart or only virtual visits, it may be time to have conversations about a healthy aging plan. 

Click to learn how to discuss a healthy aging plan in a caring way.

Estate Sale or Online Auction, Which Should I Do?

 Posted by Jim Morgan on September 13, 2021 at 10:23 PM
 One of the questions we get most is "We have all this stuff, what should we do?" It could be someone who is downsizing their home after the kids have moved out. Maybe it is someone who is moving from their home to some form of Senior Living, or maybe it is an adult child trying to figure out what to do with Mom or Dad's stuff. The process can be overwhelming, I know I have found myself frozen trying to figure out even where to start helping...

Healthy Aging in a Hygienic Home

 Posted by Jim Morgan on September 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
If you or a loved one has decided to age in place or relocate after retirement, healthy aging should be a top priority. One of the best ways to ensure you are setting the right foundation is creating a healthy and hygienic environment perfect to enjoy with those you love. The physical and mental benefits of a healthy home are boundless. 

Click to learn more about keeping you or a loved one's home safe and hygienic.

5 Tips That Can Help You When Selling Your Home

 Posted by Jim Morgan on August 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
For most of us ordinary people, our homes are the most valuable thing we own. It makes a lot of sense that we tend to invest a great deal in the sale if we ever decide to part with it. So, we’ve put together some fundamental considerations that you have to get right before you sell.

Selling an Inherited House: The Stress-Free Guide

 Posted by Jim Morgan on August 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Inheriting a house from a loved one can be a wonderful gift and a challenging situation to navigate all at the same time. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a few options on what you can do with the home, such as move into it, rent it out, or sell it. If you’re planning on selling an inherited house, this guide can help you avoid the usual pitfalls and obstacles that can cost money, prolong the process, and add to your frustration.

It Takes a Village

 Posted by Jim Morgan on August 14, 2021 at 2:07 PM
 There is no one who dislikes the phrase "It Takes a Village" more than I, but in the case of helping to navigate through the maze of things that face seniors, their families and caregivers, it certainly does. At Caring Transitions Indy North we surround ourselves with a myriad of professionals all across the senior care services industries. Hopefully we can  help lead families to help that they need.  Recently we were called ...

Stress and Seniors

 Posted by Jim Morgan on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM
It doesn’t matter how old you are. As we mature the causes of stress may change but certainly, they do not diminish. It could be different things like helping your children move into adulthood with adult responsibilities or moving up in your job because of your accumulated experiences, or facing change such as downsizing, moving, or helping with grandchildren. So, what are some of the things you can do to help manage your stress? Here are a few ideas.
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