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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.

Creating A Healthy Home

 Posted by Renee Anderson on September 13, 2019 at 6:58 AM
September is Healthy Aging Month. We understand the importance of a healthy home for older adults and want to help you create a place you can enjoy being the best version of you. The biggest concerns most older adults face are safety, accessibility, and sustainable independence. We have tips to help you or a loved one create a healthy home to age in place.

What's Behind the CICOA Royal Blue Tablecloth

 Posted by Renee Anderson on August 15, 2019 at 11:20 AM
"This month we have Melinda Winnie, Community Programs Coordinator for CICOA, as our guest blogger."They see the royal blue tablecloth with “CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions” printed boldly in white and then they look at me and say, “I’m not old yet… I don’t need you!” I have lost count of how many times this has happened to me at community health and resource fairs. As a 28 year-old, I get it! The last thing I want to worry about at this poin...

Caring Transitions on the Radio

 Posted by Renee Anderson on August 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM
Thank you Caregiver's Crossing radio show on WIBC and with Joy's House Adult Day for having us on your program. Caregiver Crossing Radio
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