Listen to the interview with Connie Pizarro, LTLA’s Senior Living Placement Specialist, to gain valuable insight into the senior moving process.
When you notice your parents starting to need help with their daily activities like dressing, bathing, eating, grooming and medication management, it is time to start looking into the benefits of an assisted living community.
You will need to consider multiple factors when deciding on the most ideal housing provider for your parents including the upfront and monthly costs, staff experience and community and medical needs. In this post, we’ll dive into all of the aforementioned topics as well as address some of the misconceptions you might have when choosing an assisted living location. Read More
We recently had the pleasure of speaking to our Senior Living Placement Specialist, Connie Pizarro, about her experience helping a client transition into an assisted living community. Moving into an assisted living community is a big change, especially for seniors who may not have family members to help. Here’s how Connie aids in the transition and helps seniors find the right place to spend their golden years.
We recently had the pleasure of helping a couple in their 70’s make the transition from their family home to a new residence better equipped to handle their changing needs. Our team of advisors met this wonderful couple right as they were making the realization that it was time to start planning for the future. Here’s how we helped.
Whether you’re a senior who is approaching retirement age or an adult child who is helping your parent through issues that surface during a life transition, real estate decisions are an important part of ensuring that seniors are protected after retirement. There are several things for seniors to know when planning for a move or transition.
While the everlasting search for the Fountain of Youth remains, so does this question about healthy aging and longevity — ‘Is human longevity based on genetics or lifestyle?’ Science has shown that it is definitely a distinct combination of genetic and lifestyle factors that define senior longevity. This is good news, especially for those who weren’t lucky enough to inherit amazing genes, because research indicates that you can increase your longevity by making good lifestyle choices.
Any major lifestyle shift can be overwhelming, and aging is one of the most prominent transitions in a person’s lifetime. There are a lot of changes that come along with going from adult to elder. For this reason, many people would prefer to age in place, or stay in their current residence, to minimize any further distractions or distress.
Are you thinking about selling your home and trying to decide which agent to work with? Perhaps you need to sell your parent’s house and you’re not sure where to start. In the past, you may have worked with local real estate agents in NJ; perhaps someone who was a friend or relative. However, to better meet your needs, you may want to consider using a senior real estate specialist (SRES).
Whether you’re in good health or dealing with a medical condition, do you have a plan of action if you suddenly needed help with your daily chores? For example, what if you fell and broke your hip and were unable to take care of yourself?
For those born in the 1930s, 40 and 50s, we’ve got a special treat for you. Reminisce about your childhood; the simple pleasures of playing outside with friends, before the technology takeover. Read on for a dose of nostalgia:
If you or a loved one is thinking about moving, you might be considering downsizing. Smaller homes are easier to live in and maintain. However, with a smaller home comes less space; you’ll need to decide what furniture and belongings to take with you or dispose of by donating, selling, or giving away.
With a new year starting, most people are thinking about goals to set and accomplish during 2019. Maybe you want to resolve to exercise more, eat healthier, or be more productive.
Did you know that in 10 years, more people in the U.S. will be 60 and older than those who are under 16 years old? As more people age, they’re looking at what’s being called an encore career – older employees in the workforce who work with passion and purpose, and for a paycheck. A key part of this career is giving back to others and doing something that interests you.
If you have aging parents who need care, you might be wondering if family caregiving is the best option to take care of your loved ones. It’s a tough choice to make — you’re trying to provide the best quality care possible while also balancing you and your family’s needs. Learn more about family caregiving versus professional caregivers for the elders in order to make the best choice for your loved one.
Have you thought about how you will be remembered by generations to come? Most people believe that legacy is something you leave when you pass – something that gets laid out somehow in the instructions in a will. We define legacy as the stories you create and tell while you’re here on this earth, sharing the journey with those that you care about. The belief is that you get to “live” a legacy rather than “leave” a legacy. As a bonus, we each get to have a hand in choosing what that legacy will be.