Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home.

There are options when it comes to selling your residence. The traditional way of selling a house is working with a real estate agent. To get top dollar, an agent will evaluate the property and make a list of needed repairs and updates. Once these items are addressed and completed, the agent will begin scheduling open houses and showings even into the evening hours. The home must always be clean, and the yard must be manicured during the listing period. Once there is a buyer, the average time to close is 45 days

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Communicating about Assisted Living during a Crisis


By Tim Hodge, CSA Ideally, we have conversations with our parents while they are still young and healthy. The two references can help improve your chances of having those difficult conversations. We’ve seen several examples where families were unsuccessful in having important conversations with their aging loved ones in advance of needing to make decisions. The unfortunate...

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Walking with Parkinson’s: Freezing, Balance and Falls


Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Movement Symptoms like stiff muscles, rigidity and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps. In fact, short, shuffling steps are a common sign of PD, as is freezing, the feeling that your feet are stuck to the floor, for people with mid-stage to advanced PD. On their...

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What is Elder Law?


So often people will say that they did not know they needed an attorney who practices Elder Law, or even that such an area of the law exists. Elder Law is not a new type of law, but it is a relatively new way to bring several areas of the law together to benefit a...

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Hearing Loss as a Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease


Detection of dementia at the earliest stages has become a worldwide scientific priority because drug treatments, prevention strategies and other interventions will likely be more effective very early in the disease process, before extensive brain damage has occurred. Research results reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 provide clues about associations between cognitive...

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