Articles tagged with: Downsizing

Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing

Posted by: The Bristal

Decluttering and downsizing can be difficult for some people. We tend to become sentimentally attached to objects we have acquired over the years, so naturally we dislike the prospect of giving or throwing these objects away. For seniors who feel these kinds of emotions, preparation for a move to assisted living or selling a house can be challenging. If you follow the 10 tips to declutter below, however, the process can be much easier for you or your loved one.

How to declutter and downsize – best practices:

1. Start now. The earlier you start, the better prepared … read more

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Assisted Living Residence, Enriched Housing, Adult Home: What’s the Difference?

Posted by: Maryellen McKeon, Senior Vice President of Operations

Dear Maryellen,

My siblings and I have been visiting assisted living communities in Westchester County, New York for our 82 year old mother. One thing that we’ve noticed is how some communities refer to themselves as enriched housing and others as an assisted living residence. We are a little confused by this terminology. Is there a difference? If so, what is it? -David in Westchester

Dear David,

Good question! Here is a quick overview of these types of senior living.

Adult Home: The Department of Health’s definition of an adult home is defined as an adult care facility established and operated … read more

Posted in: Transitioning to Assisted Living
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Your Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Posted by: The Bristal

When someone makes the decision that it is time to move to an assisted living community, people often struggle to figure out where to begin the search. It can be an intimidating process. We’ve assembled this guide to choosing an assisted living community to help you get started.

7 Steps to Choosing an Assisted Living Community

These steps will make it easier for you to organize your search for an assisted living community and to ultimately make an informed decision.

1. Ask friends, family and colleagues. Word of mouth recommendations are a great place to start. Asking for advice from people you … read more

Posted in: Transitioning to Assisted Living
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Downsizing & Selling Your House: Tips for Senior Citizens

Posted by: The Bristal

Selling your house can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. Downsizing and organizing the house can come with additional emotional and physical challenges for senior citizens. You’ll have to decide what to do with a lifetime of possessions; what should be donated, discarded, sold, kept or stored? It can be daunting.

Here are a few tips to help you downsize and prepare your house for sale:

Get started: Create a timeline and keep a folder with all your lists, notes and phone numbers. Set realistic expectations and determine if you need to enlist help. You may tire or become easily … read more

Posted in: Transitioning to Assisted Living
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