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Caring Resources for Moving Mom and Dad

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson 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 Charlotte Henderson 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 Charlotte Henderson 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 Charlotte Henderson 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...

Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on February 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Preparing to leave a home you’ve lived in for a while may take weeks, and in some cases, even months. Families should take great care when establishing closing and vacancy dates. Although not always possible, Caring Transitions usually recommends an 8-10 week window for the entire relocation process. This includes tasks like mover and realtor selection, downsizing, space planning for the new residence, packing, moving, unpacking, and finally, dis...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on January 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Helping a loved one relocate to a senior facility is hard enough. But when complications such as dementia or other memory impairments are added to the mix, the task can feel nearly impossible. Many family members struggle with the added complexity of assuring their senior loved one that they are safe and secure, all while trying to figure out which possessions should go and which should stay. In the end, your senior loved one may know best the pr...

FREE Booklet from "Aging with Dignity"!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on January 8, 2017 at 3:40 PM
As many loved ones begin to age, the discussion about their aging needs and wishes can be a challenging and trying conversation. Aging with Dignity's "Five Wishes" model is a great resource for those searching for guidance on how to plan for the declining health of a loved one. Author Tom Neal discusses the need to prepare for this change by adopting a "culture of hope" where "beliefs become presuppositions that give those who face vulnerabi...

Start 2017 off right by downsizing!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on January 1, 2017 at 11:39 AM
As the New Year starts and you set your 2017 resolutions, don't forget to add downsizing to your list! Caring Transitions of Charlottesville can help you with your downsizing needs. We are well trained in the "Art of Downsizing" and can help you determine what items stay as you transition to a new home, and what can be donated or sold. Let 2017 be the year that you organize your current home, or transition comfortably to a new one! ...

'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...

Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...
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