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Getting Organized - How to Create a Clean Routine

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
It’s time to create a plan to keep your home clean, and cleaning tasks simpler and streamlined. If you’ve noticed it’s becoming difficult to keep up with household chores, creating a clean routine could help. What’s a clean routine? A clean routine is a plan that divides cleaning chores into smaller daily tasks that helps you prevent clutter from piling up. Taking 15-30 minutes each day in concentrated spaces in your home can make clearing...

Is It Time to Get Organized? 10 Signs It Is!

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on January 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Has your "stuff" taken over your space? The items that fill our homes can be cherished, but when those items start to get in the way, It may be time to clear clutter from your home. If you care for your home and an aging loved one too, this can become even more complex. We have signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you or a loved one back from being organized. In both cases, we can easily become blind to the number of items ...

Tough Transitions Playbook

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on January 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The holiday season is over and many people area are now left with a sobering realization that loved ones they hadn’t seen in more than a year need help. The warning signs that can be masked by distance like hygiene, trouble standing, and stacks of unpaid bills became obvious as families reunited with aging parents over the last few weeks. Now adult children are left with difficult questions about what to do next. Should we move mom to a senior...

A Guide to Gifting Heirlooms

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on December 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
The holiday season is a time for giving, entertaining, and enjoying time spent making memories with family and friends. After a challenging year or more for many, meaningful moments have become more important. This rings true with gifts as well. Gifting heirlooms could be a way to share a legacy ready to be passed from one generation to the next. What is a gift-worthy heirloom? We often think an heirloom must be an extremely expensive item ...

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

 Posted by Phillip Sweat 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.

How Do I Choose the Right Senior Living Option?

 Posted by Phillip Sweat 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 Phillip Sweat 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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Healthy Aging and Housing: Moving vs. Aging in Place

 Posted by Phillip Sweat 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 Phillip Sweat 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.

Healthy Aging in a Hygienic Home

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on September 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
If you or a loved one has decided to age in place or relocate after retirement, healthy aging should be a top priority. One of the best ways to ensure you are setting the right foundation is creating a healthy and hygienic environment perfect to enjoy with those you love. The physical and mental benefits of a healthy home are boundless. 

Click to learn more about keeping you or a loved one's home safe and hygienic.

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