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Moving Your Parents?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 14, 2021 at 7:21 PM
 At Caring Transitions Indy North, our job is to make your life easier, to remove stress and provide solutions for you and your family. Recently completed a job for a family, who was moving their parents to live with them in an addition they added to their home in another city. But first, the contents of the family home accumulated over the last fifty years needed to be sorted, organized, packed, moved to the new city, then what was remainin...

Deciding When to Help Your Parents Declutter

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Caring for your family can bring joy to your life. If you are caring for your parents and children, this can become complex. As your parents age, their needs and abilities change. If you’ve started to consider the next best move for Mom, Dad or another senior loved one, we have guidance on trigger moments that signify it may be time to talk about a plan. We have a list of significant changes that could indicate your parents may currently or soon need additional support.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: Combating Clutter

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM

A healthy home is important for any family. If you are a Sandwich Gen Caregiver that could include your children and parents too. Clutter-free homes are healthy environments that make it easier for each member of your household to be the best version of themselves. Many caregivers feel a burden to clear everything at once but keeping your space clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily, weekly, or monthly if you are caring for parents or an older loved one.

The “Move Grandma Now” Checklist

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Without a comprehensive plan, families often scramble to identify and qualify the various resources needed to manage a move for senior loved ones. They must locate and hire trusted realtors, movers, downsizing experts, estate sale professionals, consignment shops, packing material suppliers, junk haulers or dumpster companies, housekeepers, repairmen, home stagers, financial advisors, attorneys, caregivers, pet sitters, and more! See tips gathered from experts to create a plan that can help you manage a move for an older adult.

Don't Throw That Out! 5 Common Items Worth More Than You Think

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Are there priceless items in your cupboards and closets? The answer could be yes! From priceless paintings to retro comics, you could have more money in your home than you think. If you are ready to sort the gems from the junk in your home, here are a few commonly uncommon items worth a second look before they’re tossed in the trash.

Curating the Ultimate Upcycled Man Cave

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM
June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave? One of the most popular places men create is the man cave. A man cave can be an office, a den, a garage or any other space from a stylish basement bar or lounge to a gamer's paradise. According to thenest.com, "the average cost of a man cave is somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range." Research has shown there may be a scientific link to mental we...

The Best Items to Upcycle for Your Summer Garden

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Summer is the perfect season for upcycled projects that enhance a beautiful outdoor space. Your patio, porch, garden, and yard are an extension of your living space that can be as cozy as your living room and bedroom with the right pieces. With the official start of the summer season only days away, this is the perfect time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for enjoyment. We are sharing a few inspired ideas for the best items to upcycle fo...

Do You Value Your Time? Your Back? Your Sanity?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 11, 2021 at 5:45 PM
 When it is time to downsize a family home, after decades of family life, the mountains of stuff can be intimidating and overwhelming. Often we just keep putting it off and pretending it will go away somehow if we ignore it long enough. But that never works, the day comes when we cannot pretend any more. At those moments it feels like the weight of it all is weighing down on your shoulders. What Caring Transitions does is help take that...

Home Design Tips for Limited Mobility

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
It’s no secret that as we age, our physical needs change. To avoid accidents, like falls, older adults and their caretakers must consider what sort of modifications will be useful, especially if their mobility becomes limited. To make this process more manageable, we’ll highlight three areas of your home that may require upgrades, and design tips you can implement to make the areas more functional. Living room The living room is the heart...

6 Tips For Managing A Move

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Making a decision to take charge of health, safety or social needs by moving can be a challenging decision. Whether making the decision for yourself, a growing family, or determining the right choice for a senior loved one, managing a move can present challenges without a clear timeline towards moving day. Use the six tips in this article to make your next move more manageable. 1. Prepare in advance Whether choosing to move now or later...
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