Moving and Downsizing

Selling your home

Selling Your Home: The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief

Selling your home and leaving that huge part of your being can be similar to losing someone you have loved in your life. I have been fortunate to help seniors and their families make the transition from the home where they raised their families and have loved for an average of 30-50 years, to condominiums, senior apartments and communities.

Your home represents so much more than the bricks and mortar. It is about family, memories, neighbors, security, and what you have known for so many years.

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The Arboretum Senior Community in Menomonee Falls, WI

How Care for Older Adults Has Changed

Years ago when an elder faced declining health, there were typically two options: 1) move in with one of their children to get the care they needed, or 2) went to a nursing home. How care for older adults has changed can be seen today in the typical stay for someone in a nursing home. It is counted more in days or months, not years. So why has it changed so much? Because of assisted living care.

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moving to a senior living community

Moving to a Senior Community: Top 4 Obstacles

One of the biggest obstacles that keeps people from exploring a senior community is the belief that there are too many sacrifices to be made – freedom, independence, living space – to name a few. The reality is that today’s senior communities can provide gracious living, security, an active way of life along with many other wonderful benefits that can enhance an older adult’s independence. And retirement communities can be surprisingly affordable! If your loved one is reluctant to explore a senior community, consider these ideas when discussing their concerns.

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