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Making the Move: Helping a Elder With a Long Distance Downsize

By Kristen Reed Edens Are you the caregiver or family representative for a parent or other elder? If so, you are likely to help that elder downsize in the future, probably sooner rather than later. If the downsizing involves a long distance move, then the process is more complicated.

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Best Small Space Hacks For Your “Granny Pod”

Best Small Space Hacks For Your “Granny Pod”

Posted in Blog, Caregiving

By Gary Simmons So-called “granny pods” are among the hottest trends in home design from 2017. For those not in the know, a granny pod is a small cottage-style dwelling that is specially designed for the comfort and privacy of older adults. Despite the somewhat silly name, granny pods...

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Virtual Reality Final Wishes Granted

Here’s an inspiring story of how one person’s passion for giving back has some amazing benefits. David Parker, an IT Consultant by day, started an initiative that helps the terminally ill visit places that they have never been before from the hospital rooms that they now reside in. Through...

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Why Do Our Elders Hold Onto Paper?

By Kristen Reed Edens Last month, I spent a busy weekend helping my mother clean out her garage. Of the ‘treasures’ we sorted through, there were several boxes labeled ‘important papers’. Dipping into these boxes revealed something amazing: nearly 6 decades of bank statements, check registers, cancelled checks, and receipts.

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Parents and Downsizing: 7 Tips to Simplify the Process

Are you or a parent considering downsizing? It’s a hot topic for Boomers and their parents, with the reasons being many: health considerations, financial situations, moving closer to family, the desire to minimize. Regardless of the reason, the numbers of boomers downsizing is growing.

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Granny Pods – Could This Be A Solution for Aging in Place?

Have you heard of a “Granny Pod”? Granny pods are typically a pre-built structure that has been specifically designed to support aging in place. It is usually constructed on a family member or caregiver’s property. Often installed as a temporary building, granny pods are usually small homes that offer...

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