While you were sleeping … mom fell

Hospital Emergency Entrance
One of the greatest sources of anxiety for the sandwich generation is the possibility their elderly parent will have an accident at home. Here are some suggestions for spotting hazards in the home and minimizing them.
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How to help your parents downsize

Old couple on park bench

The best way of helping your parents downsize depends on who wants them to do so:  you, them or all of you. Each situation requires a different approach. Here are some suggestions:
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Downsizing for widows

Iron-Gate

Downsizing as a widow is never easy since it arrives on your doorstep like bad weather, unwelcome and often by surprise. However, with careful thought, time and support, you will get through this as many have before you.
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The emotional side of downsizing

Roller-Coaster
The “how to” of downsizing gets a lot of attention. Preparing for the emotions that are created during this process is just as important. Here are many, mixed emotions you can expect to feel before, during and after you are done. Continue reading “The emotional side of downsizing”

Downsizing? Why your kids don’t want your stuff

Traditional Furniture

A universal lament you hear from baby boomers who have children and grandchildren is “the kids don’t want my stuff”. Here are ten reasons for this trend.

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