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By SeniorMoves.org | The SeniorMoves Magazine features stories that reduce the mystery, stress and intimidation in senior relocation, finance and lifestyle changes.

What is the best strategy for taking care of your aging parents at home?

When Barbara T. made her usual Sunday visit to her mother, she was alarmed to see her 80-year-old mom with a black eye and large bruises on her arm. …

Divorce and Downsizing

The downsizing of one’s home is usually associated with retirees and empty nesters looking for smaller spaces when approaching a new phase of their …

Mindfulness and Caregiving

Mindfulness is one of those words we hear more and more, but might not know what it means.<p>According to the Mayo Clinic, “mindfulness is the act of …

Stay Connected to Friends While Caregiving

Learn how to sustain your social life, a source of necessary replenishment, while caregiving.

A Silent Health Crisis

One of today’s all-too silent health crises is caregiver depression. A conservative estimate reports that 20% of family caregivers suffer from …

25 Best Places To Retire

Photo credit: Getty Images/Caiaimage<p><b>A New Phase</b><p>Searching for new surroundings in retirement? Here’s our list of the top 25 U.S. places for retirement. We canvassed data covering housing and other costs of living, taxes, crime rates, weather and air quality, doctor availability and opportunities for …

5 Tips to Downsizing for Seniors: Keepsakes & Mementos

Downsizing is inevitable<p>Eventually, you’ll need to go through all the things your older adult has accumulated over their lifetime.<p>Cleaning out a …

Trump Tax Plan: What the Death of the Estate Tax Really Means for Average Americans

The much-hated "death tax" could be history. Find out who benefits.<p>The release of the Trump tax plan has gotten a lot of attention from taxpayers …

Downsizing Tips

Downsizing can be such a chore. There are so many decisions to make. Where to start?<p>If you’re doing it on your own, here are our top five tips to …

My sister hid my mom in a nursing home and cheated me out of my inheritance

<b>Dear Moneyologist,</b><p>For years, my parents depended on me. But my father died and I believe I was cheated out of my inheritance by my sibling. My sister …

Hung Up

Find out What Happens to Jointly Owned Property When You Die

There are three basic ways that you can own property: in your individual name, in joint names with others, and through contract rights. Whether or …

Real Estate

Learn How Filial Responsibility Impacts Your Parents' Medical Bills

Filial responsibility definition: A duty owed by an adult child for his parents' necessities of life.<p>What happens when a person who is in need of …

Long-Term Care

New Report on Unpaid Eldercare in the United States - Thirty-Nine Percent of Eldercare Providers Cared for Someone Age 85 or Older

<b>UNPAID ELDERCARE IN THE UNITED STATES -- 2015-16</b> <b><br>DATA FROM THE AMERICAN TIME USE SURVEY</b><p>October 9, 2017 - Sixteen percent of the civilian …

Retirement Downsizing with Senior Move Managers

<b>Here are six tips on how to fly smoothly from your empty nest.</b><p><b>1. Start early</b>. "The biggest mistake is waiting until you sell your home or tragedy …

Find out About the Cost to Settle a Trust After the Trustmaker Dies

The Cost to Settle a Trust After the Trustmaker Dies<p>Revocable Living Trust Costs and Fees<p>Updated June 25, 2018<p>A common misconception about revocable …

Retirement

Do we still need life insurance if we're retiring soon?

<b>Q:</b> My husband and I bought life insurance in 2008. At that time, I was 44 and a non-smoker, and he was 46 but a former smoker. Each of us is insured …

Retirement

How to Move When You Have Dogs and Cats

Few events in life can be as stressful as moving. Add pets into the mix, and everyone’s blood pressure, including your dog’s or cat’s, will most likely rise.<p>Your pets may understand a few words, but they will not comprehend, “Can you please be on your best behavior in the back seat as we drive …

Is Cruise Ship Living a Cheaper Option for Seniors Than Assisted Living?

Is cruise ship living a viable alternative to assisted living for seniors? We compare the costs and the amenities so you can find out if life at sea …

Estate planning: Is a signed will with no date on it still valid?

<b>Q:</b> I’m wondering if a will that was signed, witnessed but not dated is valid. The lawyer who prepared the will has died and the witness can’t be …

Upsizing to a Two-Bedroom

After six years together, four storage units, three cities and almost two years of sharing a 442-square-foot studio apartment, Karen Trivette and Geof Huth finally finished unpacking.<p>The milestone came in March, after Ms. Trivette, 53, and Mr. Huth, 57, moved into a two-bedroom rental at 1 West …

Decision Made - Now What?

You’ve had the talk with your loved ones and they are on board with moving into a senior community. That’s great! But now what? Where to start?<p>There …

Bringing calm to the chaos... helping your parents downsize

It is one of those things we know is inevitable and yet we procrastinate. Our parents are well into their retirement years and they are still in the …

The downsizing dilemma? Getting rid of the family furniture

Changing fashions mean many people get a rude awakening when they try to find new homes for their old stuff<p>Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 04:00<p>Patricia Deveney …

How Adult Children Can Derail Your Retirement | Investopedia

If you’re approaching retirement, you’ve probably planned for expenses like housing, food, transportation, insurance, healthcare and the like. While …

Episode 2 // How to Relocate Mom Without Killing Your Siblings

In the second SeniorMoves.org podcast, we discuss one of the top challenges most families face when relocating Mom and Dad – sibling dynamics.<p>Having …

Is your home ready for Mom or Dad to move in?

You’ve made the important decision to have your mom or dad come to live with you in your home. Congratulations! This new living arrangement has all …

10 Factors to Consider Before Moving Your Elderly Parents In

If you decide to move an elderly parent or other aging relative in with you, you won't be alone: One out of every four caregivers lives with the …

Wait! Don't throw that old stuff out before you know the value!

Are you planning on cleaning out the basement, garage or attic before you move? Well, don’t throw that stuff away before you know what it’s worth. …