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When Retirees Think Of Downsizing Their Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on May 10, 2016 at 12:13 PM
When 83-year-old Ann Kelley fell and broke her ankle last year, she decided to put her condo up for sale. She had lived in the condo for nearly 15 years. Although she liked living there and had friendly neighbors, Kelley's fall was the catalyst to making the move."That was the final decision," said Kelley, who had already been mulling over moving to a senior citizens community. "I just felt it was time."Kelley put her place up for sale with a Rea...

Helping Seniors Downsize a Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on May 6, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Moving can be stressful for anyone, but especially for seniors who have to downsize a lifetime of living into a smaller space. The problem for most of us is we accumulate a lot of stuff as the years go by and so downsizing a home  can be complicated and emotional.When of our one clients’ husband passed she decided to move from their 2,500 square foot home into an apartment.The home was too big to care for on her own and she was lonely b...

How to Downsize a Home for a Move – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM
Do you need helpful tips for downsizing? Many adults are interested in moving to a condo downtown when they  retire, but they need to get rid of a lot of personal possessions before they can move. Often they’ve lived in the same house for decades and have accumulated tons of stuff.The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many people.A good place to start the d...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra 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...

Managing Downsizing and Relocating Parents - Newton, Boston, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 18, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in organizing and managing senior relocations, downsizing a parents home, liquidation of belongings and estate sales for seniors who are moving to a smaller home, back in with their children, or into a senior living community or similar life transition.  In addition to organizing, packing and overseeing a move, Caring Transitions of Greater Boston can handle on-site and online est...

Benefits of Downsizing Your Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 13, 2016 at 2:24 PM
Whether you’ve recently undergone a change in lifestyle or your interest has been piqued by the recent trend toward smaller homes and more efficient living, you may be considering a move to a smaller home. There are many benefits to “living smaller,” including:More money. A smaller home typically means a smaller monthly payment, and nearly always means saving in utility costs and upkeep. Even something as simple as painting a room is cheaper when...

Helping a Senior Downsize a Home and Relocate – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 29, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Downsizing a home for a loved one before a move to assisted living or other senior housing is more challenging when he or she isn’t able to wholly participate in the downsizing process. You can get through it with the following measures.Start sooner rather than later when helping sort and edit things. Shorter work sessions are best. A move can be particularly stressful and exhausting for seniors. He or she might be very emotional about leaving a ...

Downsizing Home Through Estate Sales – Newton, Boston, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 28, 2016 at 3:11 PM
It’s overwhelming. It’s time-consuming. It’s emotional. It’s called downsizing.And whether it’s being done due to the death of parents, moving them or yourself to an assisted living facility or a condo, divorce, empty nest or other causes, more and more people are trying to divest themselves of the accumulated “stuff” of a lifetime in parents’ homes or their own.By letting go of possessions, people feel more free and more in control of their live...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra 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 network. 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 housing adminis...

Estate Sale Experts: When You Suddenly Have an Estate To Deal With – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM
Let’s say you’ve just inherited a large estate and you find yourself the proud owner of a whole bunch of stuff. Either that or perhaps you’ve finally decided to downsize.The solution? Read on.Here is a conversation with an organizer of estate sales who can offer solutions for people forced to deal with a mass of miscellaneous.The Estate Sale ExpertAn estate sale manager appraises items to fair market value for clients involved in divorce, for exa...
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