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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...

Win a $100 Gift Card to the Container Store!

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Do you consider yourself clean and organized? Or are you one of those people that cleans AROUND your clutter?We want to hear from you. Answer our one question about what Spring Cleaning looks like in your house and you'll be entered to win! Share the contest and you'll receive even more entries!

Our Clients are the generous types

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 3, 2017 at 11:40 AM
When Margo and Bing G. asked us to clear their home after a move to a senior community, we didn’t expect it to benefit another senior community and the people of Palatine and McHenry County, but it did! Margo and Gin’s home didn’t have enough items of value to make a sale of their items pay for the effort, so they elected to let us help them donate the items to the Home of the Sparrow. Their cast-off items will be sold at the Sparrow’s Ne...

Daylight Savings Time Can be an Adjustment for People at Any Age

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 13, 2017 at 3:18 PM
The start of Daylight Savings time can be an adjustment for people at any age.  Most of the United States observes this time change.  In the fall we “fall back” an hour allowing us to catch up on our rest, but in the spring we “spring ahead” which costs us an hour of precious sleep.  However, it is not just about sleep.  It throws off routines.  Sleep can be a struggle for older people and a disruption in schedule is more...
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