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...

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 SeniorMoves.org 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 –...

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...