Posted by Jennifer Novak 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...
Posted by Jennifer Novak 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
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
Posted by Jennifer Novak 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...
Posted by Jennifer Novak 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 ...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on December 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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,
Posted by Jennifer Novak 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?
conducted an interview with a 70-year-old home buyer to fin...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on October 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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.
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...
Posted by Jennifer Novak 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...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on August 2, 2015 at 10:11 AM
At Caring Transitions we also encourage consumers to consider “green moving” practices as they prepare for your next move or relocation: Packing materials: When consumers shred documents in preparation for a household move, they can place the paper shreds in cloth, paper or plastic bags that are already in the home. Seal the bags and use the entire package as protective packing material instead of toxic “peanuts” or bubble wrap. The bags and pa...
Posted by Jennifer Novak on July 9, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Over the past few years increased activity in online sales has also attracted those elements interested in committing fraud. According to the FBI’s latest report of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), approximately one in every four complaints involve online auction scams. Learn more about what the The FBI recommends to help protect yourself from online fraud.