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Managing Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on October 2, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Life can be complex and emotional. For those who care for loved ones, there is an extra layer of responsibility. Long-distance caregiver’s often struggle with making sure they understand the needs of the care receiver while often feeling guilty about living so far away from those they are caring for.Distance can make handling important decisions on medical health and living conditions difficult. What is often overlooked is the stress of guilt tha...

Long-Distance Caregiver Checklist: Documents to Create & Keep

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on October 1, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Keeping pertinent information, paperwork, and records well organized and readily available, is the key to simplifying and addressing daily tasks for your aging loved one efficiently.According to senior care experts from aplaceformom.com, “Knowing where the official records are located as well as having copies of these important financial, legal and health documents can save you thousands of dollars and countless hours of time spent tracking down ...

Why The Younger Generation May Not Want Your Stuff

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on September 28, 2017 at 8:47 AM
Downsizing your home and possessions isn’t as simple as it used to be. Past generations have been able to just hand down their furniture, fine china, and other goods to their kids. That trend is changing. Why? New information is showing that kids don’t want your stuff!

What Is CRTS and why does it matter?

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on September 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM
What is CRTS?Each Caring Transitions office specializes in Relocation and Transition through their CRTS Certification. CRTS was founded in 2004 to standardize the knowledge within industries that cater to senior relocation, downsizing, and aging in place. The certification itself stands for Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist™. In order to earn CRTS designation, Caring Transitions offices must adhere to industry specific guidelines tha...

Overwhelmed with cleaning out a home? Don’t toss the Vintage!

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on July 21, 2017 at 2:24 PM
Sue needed to clear a home covered in sheets—and dust. Some rooms had not been used in decades. It was an overwhelming task that pushed her to consider a dumpster! But we found this humble home in Lombard hid a treasure trove of pristine vintage women’s clothing, over 200 elegant hats, and accessories. We conducted an online auction AND an flash estate sale. Buyers waited overnight for the sale that began at noon!  The sale was a h...

CT by the Numbers

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on July 11, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Facts and Figures of Maintaining a Home

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on July 6, 2017 at 11:35 AM
During a Home Transition, there are many costs to consider.  For most Americans, their home is their largest asset, and also their largest expense. There are many nuances that factor into a late-life move, and many times families find themselves overwhelmed and short on time and resources. Hiring a professional to guide and plan the process not only eliminates stress but extra expenses as well, allowing the family to take advantage of their largest asset - the home.

Certified, Trusted, Trained, and Insured

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 26, 2017 at 7:18 AM
In the unregulated industries of senior relocation, move management and estate sale, Caring Transitions® has remained the industry leader for over a decade. ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATIONWithin the developing field of senior relocation services, one certification program led the way and has been recognized longer than any other.The certified relocation & transition specialist (CRTS®) credential is more than a certificate or membership program. ...

Caring Resources for Moving Mom and Dad

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 24, 2017 at 10:59 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 34 million unpaid caregivers providing care for family members who suffer from illness or disability. Those caregivers must often seek additional support in the form of qualified third party providers. Caregivers who support aging parents may find the following information helpful when making those choices. Housing Resources: The U.S. Government provides...

Managing Your Move

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Once you’ve made a decision to take charge of your own health, safety or social needs by moving to a Senior Living Community,   1. Prepare in Advance Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start putting your home in order today. Begin by evaluating what you really need to keep and then start to downsize, clear out clutter, plan an Estate Sale or make major home repairs. It is a proven fact that homes will sell for a higher p...
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