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RIGHT TIME…RIGHT TOOLS…RIGHT BALANCE

 Posted by Rex Norris on May 21, 2016 at 1:52 PM
Being independent does not need to mean being alone.  There is a difference between being connected to one another and being connected to the internet.  And, the more we use tools and technology to keep us efficient, the less we make personal connections and the more isolated our seniors may become.However, using tools and technology in conjunction with personal interaction is a great way to help keep your loved one safe, healthy and en...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Rex Norris 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...

Moving Forward Event

 Posted by Rex Norris on April 11, 2016 at 8:42 AM
Where: Rambling Oaks Courtyard Assisted LivingWhen:April 14th 7-8PM Please join us for this educational event and learn about different housing options and a 5 steps that can ease the transition from the home to a retirement community.

Barn Dance

 Posted by Rex Norris on March 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Caring Transitions is a proud member of the Seniors Standing Tall Coalition. Join us at this senior social filled with fun, food and entertainment at the Cross Timbers Family YMCA in Flower Mound. Tickets are only $5.00 each. They can be purchased in advance or at the door at the YMCA or at one of these locations:Thursday, March 31st at Duval Center in Highland Village from 11 a.m. to NoonTuesday, April 5th at the Lewisville Senior Center's libra...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Rex Norris 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...

Seniors & Driving

 Posted by Rex Norris on March 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM
Many seniors overestimate their driving ability. As a concerned family or community member you may be the first to recognize a senior’s dangerous driving behavior and raise concern.We offer these resources for helping the senior in your life adjust to this new phase that may often be accompanied by strong emotions.Watch for the Warning Signs:Driving on the wrong side of the roadDrifting into other lanes or the shoulderChanging lane...

Being a Healthy Caregiver

 Posted by Rex Norris on February 27, 2016 at 3:50 PM
As a caregiver, you may find yourself with so many responsibilities that you neglect taking care of yourself. But the best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong. See the doctor Visit your physician regularly, and listen to what your body is telling you. Exhaustion, stress, sleeplessness, or changes in appetite or behavior should be taken seriously. Get moving Exercise is an impor...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Rex Norris on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...

Top Ten Facts about Senior Health

 Posted by Rex Norris on February 1, 2016 at 3:19 PM
Remember what Gautam Buddha said (563-483 BC): "Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." Read on...the must know facts about senior health.1. Currently people over 65 years number 483 million in the world and by 2030 the number will reach 974 million. By the year 2025 approximately 18% of the world population will be seniors. 2. There are 72 men for every 100 women in the age group ‘above 65 years’ and the...

Family Advice from the Senior Living Experts: “Begin the Conversation Early”

 Posted by Rex Norris on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group “I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what would be ...
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