Whether you are downsizing because of a move or simply to unclutter your life, there are definitely some tangible benefits that can come from the process. Sometimes we end up spending more time taking care of “our things” than ourselves or our friends and family. When you remove some of those obstacles, you have time to focus on what is really important. Here are three positives that can come from downsizing:
Moving, as anyone can attest to, is not fun. Whether you are downsizing into a smaller home or condo or moving into a retirement community, it can be hard work both emotionally and physically. However, there are things that you can do prior to your move that will make it a lot easier.
Downsizing can be emotionally overwhelming. It can be especially hard for seniors moving to a retirement or assisted living community who may be leaving a home where they raised their family and accumulated a lifetime of memories. However, there are upsides to downsizing and it can be both liberating and rewarding if you follow these tips:
Finding the right option for your loved one
Someone you love is in need of care and you’ve decided to obtain it for him or her in the home. Decision made, right? Actually, there is a new set of important questions left to answer. What are the types of in-home care? Which one do I need? How do I find the right company for my loved one? Will they be safe?
There are many different reasons someone needs help at home, ranging from assistance with daily activities like cooking meals to help with medical treatment. It might not seem like it, but these types of care require different types of caregivers.
How proper planning can protect seniors and their families
It isn't surprising that the majority of us aren't prepared with planning our wills and executing our estates. Preparation means thinking about the worst, and these matters go unattended for 60% of Americans. The secure distribution of property and possessions is of prime importance for seniors, especially given that they can be particularly vulnerable to financial abuse (which we look at here in our blog). Whether you're a senior or you are caring for an older person, here's some helpful information about making a plan.