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Continuing Care - Skilled Nursing

The "new" old age equates to people are living longer than ever before.  As the New York Times blog states:  "Adults over age 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population; most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs.  That burden falls to their baby boomer children."

A move into a senior assisted living situation or skilled nursing facility might be the answer.  With round the clock care you and your children will enjoy peace of mind.

Independent Living ... Assisted Living

Feeling the need to look to the future, but still keep your independence?  There are options.  Aging in place is one option, and probably the most affordable one.  You can hire someone to clean your home/apartment, make modifications to your current home, get involved with "aging in place" organizations to assist with errands, transportation, etc.  Or, you can begin your search for one of our many senior living facilities which offer services as you need them.  By entering a senior living campus while you are still healthy, you can select an independent unit and enjoy wonderful amenities.

As your health or memory deteriorate you can go right into assisted living on the same campus.  YOU make your decisions about which facility works best with your individual needs and personality.

Baby Boomers are Downsizing

You're in a pickle.  The home you raised your children in, the place you came home from work to for 30 years, and the yard you manicured, is now too much.  You no longer have the desire to weed the flower bed, lug the vacuum upstairs, and listen to your neighbor's son's car stereo booming at night.  Heck, you don't even know your neighbors anymore.

Making the decision to move into something more manageable is not easy at first.  But, once you see the necessity and start to think about the possibilities of a new life, a change, you'll feel like a weight has been lifted.  And you'll feel better than ever.

Not Only Baby Boomers are Downsizing - Empty Nesters Too!

Sometimes life just doesn't work out as we had planned.  Circumstances change as a job transfer may come up causing us to pack up and leave your current home.   marriage or long term relationship is no longer working.  Or, it just might be time to move on.

These life circumstances initiate thoughts of downsizing.  Sometimes letting go of "stuff" can be very freeing.  I recently visited a client who was somewhat sad about going into small quarters and having to part with furnishings.  Once settled, he told me how great it was to have just his favorite things around.  He also took this opportunity to change his d├ęcor style.  Downsizing can be a good thing.