5 Tips for Combating Caregiver Isolation

    Caregiving for a senior loved one can be rewarding role. Providing daily assistance to someone who took care of you as a child can give you an opportunity to reconnect and build memories. The downside is it can also be lonely, especially if the older...

5 Ways to Help Mom and Dad Combat Social Isolation

    Social isolation, defined as a “low quantity and quality of contact with others,” is marked by an absence of “mutually rewarding relationships.” It has many negative consequences for seniors, such as risks of hospitalization, high levels of depression...

How to Live Well in a Smaller Space

    Studio apartments are most often linked to young adults without children. But there is another generation that is now choosing studio apartments. With the senior population on the rise, it is time to take a look at how to downsize and live well in a...

How to Start the Conversation About Assisted Living

    Communication in serious matters like this is important, so before you have the discussion about assisted living, look into the things you need to know and give yourself time to process. Keep the Discussion About Senior Living Options Ongoing. Making...

Staying in Touch With Aging Parents: 5 Key Tips and Tools to Make it Easier

Staying in touch with aging parents is essential to their health and well-being. The pandemic magnified the importance of reducing social isolation and loneliness for older adults.
When family members and friends live at a distance, staying connected with an older parent is even harder. While regular visits are best, staying in touch in other ways is crucial.

How to Downsize with Alzheimer’s in the Mix

  Downsizing is taxing on the body and can take an emotional toll on everyone involved. The emotions associated with this can be complicated if one of the seniors involved has Alzheimer’s. Here are 4 tips that can help make the transition smoother for, not only...

6 Steps to Protect Your Aging Parents from Scams and Fraud

  Scammers are continually devising new sweepstakes, gift card, medication, and romance schemes to trick seniors out of money or into sharing sensitive information. The Government Accountability Office estimates that older Americans lose $2.9 billion through...

5 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

Due to increasing life expectancy, more people are aging in place now than ever, especially with long-term care costs continually rising and some areas seeing a shortage of care available. While it may be intimidating to consider your loved one aging in their own home, here are 5 home modifications that can help them stay in their home well past retirement.

The Benefits of Homesharing for Seniors

Approximately 28% of seniors 65 and older live alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Older adults face an increased risk for loneliness and social isolation due to living alone.

As seniors age, living costs while living alone can become increasingly difficult to handle. Finding a housemate for your loved one can make senior living easier and more enjoyable in numerous ways.

Helping Your Aging Parents Declutter and Downsize

Perhaps your parents are having difficulty managing in their two-story, four-bedroom home, where one is being used as a bedroom and the other three are being used for storage. It might be more sensible, and safer, for them to move into a smaller place on one level or even into assisted living. But first, they would have to get rid of some stuff. A lot of stuff, actually.

It can be a very delicate and stressful process, but certain attitudes, approaches and strategies can smooth the process. Here are some of them:

When Family Members Disagree on Senior Care Options

  When it comes to caring for an aging loved one, having family members by your side can be a tremendous help – mentally, physically, and financially. But there are also times when having to consider more than one opinion on the “right” care can cause great...

Solving Family Disputes when Caring for Senior Loved Ones

  Family disputes over elderly parents are more common when multiple children are involved. Tensions may escalate if an adult child living with parents becomes overbearing or controlling. One sibling may even be taking on the load and not receiving help. How do...

Helping Senior Parents with Doctor’s Visits

  Helping aging parents with the coordination or management of medical care can often feel overwhelming for adult children. You’ve likely realized a point when you need to step in to offer some support, but knowing where to start with that effort can be...

8 Must Know Tips for Moving During the Holidays

Moving during the holidays can be a stressful situation, but it also sets you up for a fresh start at the beginning of the new year. Follow these 8 tips for a much smoother experience so you can still enjoy the Christmas season.

How to Provide Support as a Long Distance Cancer Caregiver

  Based on original article by @RanakTrvedi Ph.D. | www.cancer.net Long-distance caregivers are often secondary caregivers and play a more supporting role to the primary who either live near or with the care recipient. Since long-distance caregivers are not...

Communication Styles That Could Divide

There are recurring conversations that aging parents and their adult children may have. And during these conversations, it may seem to the kids that they are speaking with the best of intentions. These talks often result in parents shutting down or telling their kids...

5 Stages of Alzheimer’s

These 5 stages of Alzheimer's can help you understand and prepare you for what to expect. Preclinical Alzheimer's Usually identified only in research settings. You won't notice symptoms during this stage. This stage of Alzheimer's can last for years, possibly even...

9 Tips: The Art of Long Distance Caregiving

Caregiving for someone in your own city or home who lives with Alzheimer’s is challenging enough. So how can you manage long-distance caregiving? Here are 9 points to ease your worries and help smoothe the long-distance caring journey. 1. Provide a Cell Phone. Plan on...

Arizona Veterans and Access to Health Care

According to the budget the VA submitted in May, the 2022 funding represents a 10% increase over 2021. More than $30 billion will be devoted to various types of infrastructure updates and modernization. The VA estimates there are 19.2 million veterans worldwide. As of...

5 Tips For Caring For Someone With Dementia

Being a caregiver to a loved one is an incredibly rewarding experience, yet it's also a difficult one. And if your loved one has dementia, caregiving can be even more challenging. Five tips when providing care for someone with dementia. 1. Be open to new ways of...

7 Steps to Take When Aging Parents Need Help

 If your aging parents need help to stay safe and healthy, you might be unsure about how to handle the situation. Use these 7 steps to turn the vague problem of “my aging parents need help” into a practical, realistic plan to help mom or dad be as healthy and happy as...

Unseen Crimes: Scams & Frauds

Scam activity in the U.S. is at an all-time high, and the need for a meaningful, broad-based response has never been more urgent. Much of the problem lurks below the surface, with frauds going unreported and consumers not adequately protected. Yet by one estimate,...

5 Ways to Help Your Senior Parent with Technology

  Modern technology has created many new and innovative ways to help seniors with entertainment, daily tasks, socializing, healthcare, and more. However, these useful new technologies often seem overwhelming or confusing to seniors, so many would rather keep...

10 Reasons Why Downsizing is Beneficial for Seniors

  Getting rid of old goods is a great way to feel refreshed and invite more freedom into your life. Here are 10 reasons why downsizing is an important step to take for yourself and for others, too! 1. It can help you prepare for a future move. If you’re...

6 Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

  There’s no doubt — trying to take care of aging parents from a distance is hard. Whether you live an hour away or are caregiving for a parent in a different state, stress and guilt take an emotional toll. You can’t be there in person all the time, so what can...

Aging Parents From A Distance

The fact is, seniors living alone in their 70s and beyond may keep serious problems to themselves because they don't want to worry you or feel like a burden. On your next visit, look for these clues that can help you determine if you need to step in or seek for help. ...

Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)

Activities of Daily Living (“ADL’s) is a phrase used in the medical insurance field to determine the type of long-term care a person needs and what type of insurance will cover the costs. ADL’s are routine activities that all human beings carry out on a daily basis....

Tip’s To Downsizing Keepsakes

Downsizing is a stressful and emotional task, here are a few ways to make the process more enjoyable for the family. PACE YOURSELF Rushing the move is what adds an extra layer of stress and creates more tasks. HELP YOUR LOVED ONE STAY IN CONTROL Allow them to...

Parents moving in with you?

The facts are clear: you are likely to have a Baby Boomer parent or grandparent, or you're a Boomer yourself. We know this group is going to need help, and the family support system will likely need a backup. That's what we're here for. But just in case you haven't...

Wait! Don’t throw that old stuff out before you know the value!

Are you planning on cleaning out the basement, garage or attic before you move? Well, don't throw that stuff away before you know what it's worth. You could be missing out on thousands of dollars! SeniorMoves.org works with advocates and vendors to sort your estate....

Downsizing Tips

Downsizing can be such a chore. There are so many decisions to make. Where to start? If you're doing it on your own, here are our top five tips to make the journey easier.

Episode 2 // How to Relocate Mom Without Killing Your Siblings

In the second Parent Projects podcast, we discuss one of the top challenges most families face when relocating Mom and Dad – sibling dynamics. Having to move your aging parents from your family home can be a distressing and trying transition, but now add in dealing...

Hope Gives Direction

With several key players throughout a senior relocation project, it's vital to ensure everyone protects the seniors' best interest. Adhering to a code of ethics holds the mix of service providers accountable, keeping the family in control, and their hope alive. Hope –...

Episode 1 – Why a Code of Ethics Matters for Businesses

"When the job ends, and our client feels proud of themselves for the process, we know our code of ethics didn't fail us." On this SeniorMoves.org podcast, Chris interviews Tony Siebers, founder of SeniorMoves.org, about how a code of ethics communicates the values his...

Is your home ready for Mom or Dad to move in?

You’ve made the important decision to have your mom or dad come to live with you in your home. Congratulations! This new living arrangement has all sorts of positive results – a stronger relationship between the two of you, the chance to pay them back for all the...

How Do You Save Your Memories?

Have you accumulated boxes of old photos from every holiday, vacation and birthday party attended? After a lifetime, what do you do with them? Consider something called Life-Storying. Life-Storying is a customized process of audio and video recordings. You can do it...

10 Reasons Why Downsizing Will Set You Free

When it's time to downsize your home, most people freeze in fear at all the things they might be giving up. We think there are many positive reasons why a smaller home and fewer things will be a blessing. Here are 10 reasons why downsizing will set you free. Easier to...

Decision Made – Now What?

You’ve had the talk with your loved ones and they are on board with moving into a senior community. That’s great! But now what? Where to start? There are literally hundreds of communities around the Valley that offer different services and rates. It can be very...