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Decluttering to Keep a Senior Loved One Safe

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 11, 2018 at 8:04 AM
As senior loved one’s age, less of the home is “lived in,” but the clutter from years in a home still remains and may cause issues. In ourparents.com article Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter, Caring transitions President Chris Seman explains exactly what those dangers are in the average American home that has over 300,000 items. “Some of the more obvious dangers are the risks for personal injury, such as trips and falls. Those with cluttered homes frequently pay to replace household items because they are more vulnerable to being crushed, broken, or lost. Structural damage can also occur due to vents being blocked, obstructing airflow, causing moisture, and creating costly damage from mold.”

DIY Gifts from the Heart for Memory Impaired Parents

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 10, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Birthday’s, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other holiday, important moments are often commemorated with a gift. Finding the right gift for those you love can be a complex task, especially when your loved one is memory impaired. We have a set of guidelines and gift ideas to help you give thoughtful gifts appropriate for their memory stage.

Simplifying Relocation for Memory Impaired Seniors

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 10, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Many families and friends face the challenge of relocating a senior loved one impacted by memory impairment issues like Alzheimer’s or Dimentia. This process can be a challenge for the senior loved one often feeling confused or finding it difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. For supportive family and friends assuring your loved one of safety, security, and affection is compounded with the tedious process of organizing the relocation itself. We have 3 tips to help you simplify this process.

Is It Time to Move? 5 Questions to Ask

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Are you considering downsizing or moving to a “rightsized” home? Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start asking the right questions today. Begin by evaluating why you are considering a move and list the benefits you wish to gain and the not so desirable qualities of your current space.

3 Reasons Seniors Should Declutter

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

In the last 50 years, most American homes have tripled in size with each one accumulating an average of 300,000 items. As time passes and families warm these homes with loving moments and touching memories, we become connected to each item in our possession over the years.


Stress and Clutter: 4 Tips to Reduce Stress

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 6, 2018 at 9:38 AM
Have you ever said “if I could just clear some of this clutter, I’d feel a lot better?” Well, you may be on to something. According to a recent Huffington Post article, clutter “has proven, tangible effects on your mental and physical well-being.”

Thrifty Ways to Declutter the Entryway, Living Room, & Kitchen 

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 6, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Clutter can quickly take over any space. For busy families or couples a small amount of clutter is inevitable. This article will walk through thrifty ways to keep common areas decluttered with items you can find at estate sales, online auctions, and thrift stores.

5 Things Every Realtor Should Know When Selling for Seniors 

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
We are excited to present the first article in our Caring Transitions Owner Expert Series written by, Caring Transitions of Rochester Owner and Realtor Karen Menachof, for Caring Transitions.   When choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be complex. Often complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. Senior Real Estate exp...

Spring into Shape

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 31, 2018 at 8:31 AM
Getting more active can help you both physically and mentally. So feel good about yourself, and what you're doing for your health, so get moving!

Truly a Woman of Steele

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 29, 2018 at 8:49 AM
We were inspired over the past few weeks by a most amazing client and her family! Among other feats, Bobbie Steele was the first African American woman President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, and also the longest serving in the history of Cook County government. She’s retired now, so we were lucky enough to get to help her transition to her next phase after 60 years: moving to a much smaller space. This was not her first ...
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