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Managing Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

 Posted by Jennifer Black 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 Jennifer Black 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 ...

What Is CRTS and why does it matter?

 Posted by Jennifer Black 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...

Facts and Figures of Maintaining a Home

 Posted by Jennifer Black 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.

Caring Resources for Moving Mom and Dad

 Posted by Jennifer Black 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 Jennifer Black 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 Jennifer Black 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!https://p.antavo.com/f/Ep8/

What To Do With It All

 Posted by Jennifer Black on March 23, 2017 at 4:09 PM
Possessions can gather up in your life, especially when you have kids. You may look around and find yourself waist-deep in clutter. But while you dream about a clean and orderly home, the downsizing process can feel daunting when you have an entire house to go through. Where do you even start? How do you avoid the heartache of accidentally parting with some of your memories? If you take a look at these five tips below, you may find your dow...

Yarrow Point Estate Sale & Furniture Reseller Inventory Liquidation Happening Now.

 Posted by Jennifer Black on March 11, 2017 at 10:06 AM
We have two great auctions happening now at: www.CTOnlineAuctions.com/BallardSeattleThe Yarrow Point sale is full of wonderful pieces that have been collected by this family over the past 50 years. Many pieces of classic, well-built furniture by well-known furniture maker John Widdicomb. There are also a large number of vintage and antique collectibles that were acquired through travel and by a local interior designer, Don Haasad Interi...

Downsizing Can Be Elegant and Comfortable

 Posted by Jennifer Black on February 24, 2017 at 9:52 AM
We recently finished a move for a family into a local Senior Living community. I love their new space because it is another example that downsizing doesn't mean giving up all the items you love. They were able to take many of their family treasures and incorporate them into their lovely and stylish new condo.We will be offering at www.CTOnlineAuctions.com/BallardSeattle items that they no longer need in their new home. Keep an eye out f...
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