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Caregiver Burnout: How to Deal with the Emotional Tolls of Caregiving

 Posted by Melody Bailey on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Caregivers provide an essential and undervalued service to society by looking after the elderly and infirm. Without professional and casual carers, there’d be nobody to see to the needs and wellbeing of the vulnerable. However, the needs of the caregiver are often overlooked. As a family caregiver, failing to prioritize your own needs can have dire consequences. Click 'Read More' to learn how to prevent caregiver burnout.

Beat Black Friday — Shop Secondhand

 Posted by Melody Bailey on November 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Supply chain and transportation issues could cause major issues if you plan to shop traditionally on Black Friday. Waiting to purchase gifts in-store could leave you frustrated by empty shelves or back-ordered favorites. Click 'Read More' to see a few gift ideas you can find on CTBIDS.com or at a local Caring Transitions Estate Sale and get excited about saving.

How to Dodge Holiday Delays

 Posted by Melody Bailey on November 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM
This season of giving is here! Don’t let shipping and supply chain delays take away from the joy of giving gifts. Supply chain demand issues have created a unique retail experience this year. Click 'Read More' for a few gift ideas to help you dodge the expected holiday gift delays.

7 Upcycled Bathroom Organization Ideas

 Posted by Melody Bailey on October 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Ready to whip your bathroom into organized shape? One of the first steps is making sure every item in your bathroom has a designated place to call home. More than likely some of the items cluttering other rooms in your home could be used to create extra storage or organize items in your bathroom.

Click Read More to see more organization inspiration.

10 Kitchen Essentials You Shouldn’t Buy New

 Posted by Melody Bailey on October 18, 2021 at 8:15 AM

A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. Purchasing kitchen essentials new to you can give barely used and like-new items a second life in your home. Since many essentials can be pricey when you purchase them retail, you can save the planet and your pockets with thrifted kitchen essentials. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on our list.

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How Do I Choose the Right Senior Living Option?

 Posted by Melody Bailey on October 11, 2021 at 8:50 AM
Choosing the right long-term care option is an important decision many older adults face daily. If a late-life move is part of your healthy aging plan, the next step is choosing a new place and preparing for what’s next. The hardest part for many people is getting started on choosing the right residence and planning for the move.

Click Read More to learn the right questions to ask to make your decision.

Is Aging In Place Right for Me?

 Posted by Melody Bailey on October 4, 2021 at 8:40 AM
For many older adults, there’s no place like home. Making the decision to live at home as you age requires weighing several factors to determine if this is truly the right decision for you, your loved ones or caretakers. If this is a decision you are currently considering, you are not alone. 

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Fabulous Fall Finds

 Posted by Melody Bailey on September 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Is your home and wardrobe dressed and ready for the new season? Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to welcome the new season with seasonal decor and clothing. From a checklist of items to the perfect colors to look out for, we have your guide to must have Fall finds that are perfect to find new to you (gently used) for your home, wardrobe or leisure.

Healthy Aging and Housing: Moving vs. Aging in Place

 Posted by Melody Bailey on September 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Establishing short term and long term housing goals can help families plan ahead for large moving or remodeling projects. It is best to consider changes to home and housing as early as possible in order to avoid situations where last minute decisions may wreak havoc on financial and emotional stability.

Use the tips in this article to create a healthy aging plan that includes short-term and long-term housing goals.

How to Have a Caring Conversation About Healthy Aging

 Posted by Melody Bailey on September 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM
As COVID restrictions begin to lift, more families have the chance to travel to see parents or aging loved ones. If you are visiting with family and notice changes in mom or dad’s health after time apart or only virtual visits, it may be time to have conversations about a healthy aging plan. 

Click to learn how to discuss a healthy aging plan in a caring way.

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