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Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 Posted by Jennifer Black on May 24, 2016 at 8:16 AM
Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to usethe term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.” Typically they are referring to someone who ismoving to a smaller home from a larger one. Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand,rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing. Rightsizing is actually a specific process us...

Caring Transitions SeattlePI Article

 Posted by Jennifer Black on May 24, 2016 at 8:08 AM
Read about a New Caring Transitions office in the SeattlePI"NEW LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESS SERVES JOHNS ISLAND, CHARLESTON, NORTH CHARLESTON, WEST ASHLEY, LADSON, SUMMERVILLE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES."One of Caring Transitions many strengths is our ability to provide services to clients on both ends of a cross country move. With new offices being added monthly, we are constantly expanding our ability to help Seniors and their families with the...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Jennifer Black on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live? From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults.   This is followed by heavy populations of older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%). Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Jennifer Black on March 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Supporting older adults as they move from a family home to Community or retirement housing is very rewarding for Caring Transitions owners, but we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our professional network. Caring Transitions takes great pride in our local and national relationships. We have cultivated a professional network of realtors, caregivers, attorneys, funeral directors, hospice partners, guardians and housing adminis...

Mt Baker Estate Sale By Caring Transitions Seattle

 Posted by Jennifer Black on March 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

The sale will run March 19th and March 20th from 9:00-3:00 in the Mt Baker area off of S Dakota Street and 41st Ave South. Signs will be posted day of sale directing you to the home. 

Caring Transitions Featured In The Highline Times!

 Posted by Jennifer Black on March 2, 2016 at 9:20 AM
Caring Transitions Seattle featured in the Highline Times! West Seattle woman has a mission to help senior citizens by Michele Smith   In 2011, West Seattle resident Jennifer Black was working in real estate when her first son was born with Zellweger Syndrome; a rare peroxisome biogenesis disorder with a life expectancy of less than 1 year. She left her real estate career and became full-time caregiver to her son until he...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Jennifer Black on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...

Family Advice from the Senior Living Experts: “Begin the Conversation Early”

 Posted by Jennifer Black on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group “I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what would be ...

Securing Valuables

 Posted by Jennifer Black on December 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
Once you make a decision to move or store some of your belongings or even remodel your home, it is important to evaluate whether any of your personal valuables could be at risk for damage or theft. If you are one of the thousands of people who will move  next year and have not yet considered how to organize or protect your valuables, the following suggestions may help you secure important papers, small valuables, coins, jewelry, passpo...

The Five Things We Can Learn From a 70-Year-Old Home Buyer

 Posted by Jennifer Black on November 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Mature home buyers between the ages of 69-89 (the Silent Generation) make up only 10 percent of the recent home purchases in the United States according to the National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. What are the motivations of this age group to purchase real estate at this time in their life and what do they desire as home owners? SRES® conducted an interview with a 70-year-old home buyer to fin...
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