Category Archives: TOPIC – Housing

SHOULD YOU LIVE CLOSE TO FAMILY?

REAL ESTATE – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – Next to maintaining one’s health in aging, what is the next most important goal?  My choice is to find opportunities to make life better for those around you.  In particular I chose to … Continue reading

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NEW KID ON THE ASSISTED LIVING BLOCK

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – “Honey, this just isn’t working for me.  I don’t think I can stay here.”  Some version of this welcome greeted me each time I walked into my mom’s room in her new assisted … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY FOR A REVERSE MORTGAGE?

REAL ESTATE – CRAIG FOSTER – Now, don’t click away as soon as you read this title!  Although the reverse mortgage remains the most misunderstood financing instrument in real estate, some big changes were put in place in October 2013 … Continue reading

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CO-HOUSING CONTINUES TO GROW

CO-HOUSING CONTINUES TO GROW  HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR – I have been an advocate of co-housing for many years and have written about it in the past. -housing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods that combine the value of private … Continue reading

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SHARED SENIOR HOUSING; THOSE GIRLS LIKED TO HAVE FUN!

  SENIOR LIVING – CHERIE HENRY–Each week American’s of all ages tuned in to watch sensational, witty and compassionate episodes of the 80’s Golden Girls sitcom. Those ladies lived their senior years under the same roof, helping, caring and engaging … Continue reading

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ADVICE FROM PLACEMENT PROFESSIONALS

SENIOR LIVING – CHERIE HENRY -As placement and referral professionals, we are accustomed to receiving frantic calls from families, social workers, and case or care managers who are working with someone in crisis who needs placement.  These situations may occur … Continue reading

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ATTENTION CARE GIVERS!

SENIOR LIVING – CHERIE HENRY– Respite: A usually short interval of rest or relief One of the dangers of caregiving is burn-out.  We all need a respite from responsibilities, whatever they are, to perform at our best.  In particular, if … Continue reading

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URGENT! CHANGES IN REAL ESTATE FINANCING

REAL ESTATE – CRAIG FOSTER-There is a big change in real estate financing guidelines that is taking place on November 16 of this year. Fannie Mae has announced that their guidelines for “qualified mortgages” are being changed pursuant to the … Continue reading

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FILLING OUT FORMS A CHORE? HERE IS HELP!

HOUSING OPTIONS – BRITTANY WEILER-Submitting a “complete application” for Aid & Attendance typically means completing and gathering 40+ pages.  There are many forms that need to be included & quite a bit of information that needs to be gathered in … Continue reading

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TO OWN OR NOT TO OWN, CHAPTER 2

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS By Galen In Chapter 1 I suggested that corporate-owned senior facilities seem to work for folks able to afford the fees which deliver lavish accommodations, better staff ratios, and higher levels of … Continue reading

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