SASH Realty BrokerageOne of our sayings at SASH is, “There are no do-overs in a senior’s home sale.” It’s true! A disappointing golf game or a poorly tasting meal at a restaurant can be forgotten by enjoying a better one next week, a do-over. But seniors only have one sale of their family home, and it’s often the most significant financial transaction of their life. It can also be a difficult emotional time, as the senior is leaving their place with all of the memories of family and loved ones. Continue reading

Caregiving Employees Part 2*This is Part 2 of a two-part post. Part 1 discussed the reality of caregiving employees’ burdens and how it affects the workplace. Employers are adjusting to the fact that many workers may be caregivers as well – simultaneously juggling the responsibilities of work while providing care to aging loved ones. The costs to employers can be high: workers may be distracted, fatigued, or taking leaves of absence to manage major life events for aging loved ones. Continue reading

Caregiving Employees Part 1Theresa sits at her desk, typing and pausing frequently to answer the phone. She stays busy all day – filing, cross-referencing, sending e-mails, and responding to the needs that cross her desk. But Theresa’s thoughts are miles away from her work. Her mother, eighty-four years old, has fallen at the assisted living community, and is increasingly confused. The nurse called Theresa at work to tell her she must move her mother into a more secure facility by month’s end. Continue reading

3 Keys to Lower Stress Seniors Home SaleThere’s no denying it: selling one’s home and moving is a stressful experience. It is considered to be one of the top five stressful life events. Even those who are young, active, and healthy, with energy to tackle the many tasks of their home sale, can find themselves drained and overwhelmed by the unpredictable costs and challenges. For older seniors, who often have many physical limitations, the home sale can seem virtually impossible. Continue reading

Alzheimer's Home Sale Part 2In our previous blog post, we addressed the challenge of navigating the sale of a home when a loved one in the home is living with Alzheimer’s. In this post of the SASH Senior Home Sale Blog, we offer several helpful tips to navigate this significant life step, while preserving the dignity, safety, and quality of life of the Alzheimer’s patient. The following are just a few – contact SASH Senior Home Sale Services for additional elder care provider resources: Continue reading

Alzheimers Home Sale Part 1The gentleman stood straight in his blazer and slacks, well over eighty years old, offering a firm handshake and a kind introduction of his name. It was just after a seminar of home sale options for seniors, and this man had waited for me with a question. “Here’s my situation,” he began quietly. “My wife has Alzheimer’s…” No sooner had the words come from his mouth, than he broke down. Covering his face, tears streamed down his cheeks. Continue reading