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Insights For Engaging Loved Ones With Alzheimers

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 9, 2016 at 3:47 PM
 

The Value of Home Staging

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM
Downsizing is often part of the home staging process. The National Association of Realtors states the average home staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s asking price, and generates a return of 8 to 10 percent. 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 remains on the market, it may be time to assess the home ...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Dennis Begg 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...

Caring Transitions of First Coast supports Jacksonville's Heart Health

 Posted by Dennis Begg on February 20, 2016 at 10:23 AM
Join us week of February 22, 2016 at two local Heart Health Events.  See the attached flyers for details!February is American Heart Health Month sponsored by the American Heart Association.  No effort is too small to spread the word for Heart Health.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.The good news? Heart disease can often ...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Dennis Begg 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 Dennis Begg 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 Dennis Begg 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 Dennis Begg 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...

Communicating with Older Parents

 Posted by Dennis Begg on October 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Often times family members hesitate to talk with their aging parents about common topics of concern such as changes to health, transportation, home care, legal and financial issues as well as retirement housing.   Geriatric professionals suggest it is much better to have these parent conversations sooner rather than later. It is often too late to make informed decisions or be sensitive to everyone’s point of view once a personal or medic...

The Caring Transitions Move Calendar

 Posted by Dennis Begg on September 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM
A company sponsored relocation can be a great moving experience, especially when your company has provided a personal coordinator to assist you with every step. But, for those who may be moving on their own or coordinating a move for an older parent, relocation logistics may be overwhelming. Caring Transitions® is designed specifically to support your family much the same way a corporate relocation counselor does. We offer the professional help...
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