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Use the following articles and videos to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Senior Advisor if you have questions.

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Created by Jennifer Prell

Tips for Helping Move a Person Living with Dementia 

Moving and change can be overwhelming. It is especially true for a person living with dementia. Change and disruption of a normal routine can cause confusion, irritability, health issues, and behavioral changes.

Resources for Those Contemplating a Move 

Deana Liss, Social Services Specialist at Elderwerks will be discussing questions to ask when contemplating a move for yourself or a loved one. She will provide helpful resources for seniors living at home and for seniors living in a senior community. Deana will share an overview of senior living and care options and how to choose the right option for yourself or a loved one.

Why Should I Move? Requires Adobe Reader

Older adults may be hesitant to move from their familiar home and surroundings. What are the benefits of moving sooner rather than later?

Downsizing and Decluttering 

If you are planning a move this article might help you move forward.

Organizations that Will Help Pay for Moving Expenses 

If you are an income-restricted senior there may be organizations that can help you get moved.

Should I Stay or Should I Move? 

Staying home may not be the safest or best choice for some older adults and seniors. Independent living is a good option for those who want to keep their independence.

Senior Move Managers Minimize Transition Angst 

Senior Move Management is an emerging industry that began in the late 1990s based on the knowledge of a growing older adult population that would require help transitioning from their homes of many years into a new, simplified lifestyle. Membership has grown over the years and there are now over 900 companies across the United States, Canada and abroad.

Planning for the future 

As we age we prepare for many things: new house, new baby, college, retirement, etc. We don’t plan on getting really old, we don’t plan on getting sick and we don’t plan for changes in our mental status. This needs to change. In order for everyone to age “well” planning needs to be done by everyone.

Senior Guide for Decluttering and Feeling at Home in a Retirement Community 

Adjusting to life in a retirement home can be tough – it involves big changes, like leaving behind a home and all the memories it contains, as well as the feeling of losing a measure of freedom. Psychologists say that even positive changes can be as hard to adapt to as negative ones are, but you can help your loved one make a smooth transition.

Planning the Move to a Senior Community 

How to plan for the move to a senior community before a crisis hits.

Should My Parents Move? 

A checklist to help you determine if it is time to consider senior housing.

Is It Time to Help Move Mom and Dad? 

As we get older our parent’s become more frail and aren’t safe at home alone. It’s a difficult time for them too. They must come to terms with the fact that they are no longer able to live independently at home and maintaining the home has become a huge undertaking.

How to Choose an Estate Sale Company 

Choosing an estate sale company to assist you is a daunting task. Ask questions and follow the suggestions on how to choose an estate sale company by Paxem.

Steer Clear of Moving Scams 

Some tips to make sure you don't get ripped off during your relocation.

The Stress-Free Guide to Selling an Inherited Home 

Inheriting a home from a loved one can be a wonderful gift or a challenging inconvenience, depending on your individual circumstances and what you plan to do with the home. Many times, families will move into an inherited home and sell their own properties that they’ve been living in. In other cases, those who inherit a home will hold an estate sale to sell off unneeded items and then sell the property itself. **After reading this article, if you are ready for help - contact Paxem for your moving, organizing, estate sale, de-cluttering needs. 847-829-4437

What Constitutes a Good Home Inspection? 

Written by Extra Eyez Inspections - Article describes some things that need to be done when getting an inspection. Make sure to hire a licensed home inspector.

Should You Consider a Move to a Senior Community? 

Moving doesn't have to be difficult. How do you decide it's time?

10 Tips For Downsizers With Too Much Stuff by Forbes Magazine 

The baby boomers, long known as master acquirers, are now learning a new skill: getting rid of excess stuff. Some are empty nesters moving to smaller digs. Others are helping their aging parents sort through their belongings before a move or are disposing of items in the wake of a parent’s death.

Paxem Services Offered Requires Adobe Reader

Checklist of moving services offered by Paxem, Inc.

How to Choose a Moving Company 

When getting ready to move, not only will your preparation and research be two of the most important parts of your move, but so will the moving company you choose.

Staging Checklist Requires Adobe Reader

If you're thinking about moving your home needs to be staged and prepared for sale. The staging checklist, provided by Paxem, Inc., will guide you through the process.

Retention of Records Guide Requires Adobe Reader

Not sure how long you need to keep those papers? You'll find the current retention list by item to help you know what you can shred and what you must save.

Antiques & Collectibles Valuation 

It may be difficult to provide a value to a piece without the proper information. There are a lot of reproductions in the marketplace. Investigating the piece and providing value will be more accurate when you use the tips listed here.

Protecting Yourself from Moving Fraud 

There are a lot of moving scams out there. Rogue movers often low-ball estimates and then hold your belongings hostage. This article talks about red flags to keep in mind when dealing with moving companies.

Relocation Stress Syndrome 

Moving at any age is stressful. The logistics of planning, packing, and paying for a move are one thing, but the emotional element of changing one’s primary residence can lead to a condition called relocation stress syndrome (RSS).

Planning a Move to a Senior Community Requires Adobe Reader

Moving your parent or other loved one to a senior community can be a lengthy and emotionally charged process. From discussing the topic with them and identifying the perfect location, to developing a moving plan and helping them settle in, the transition is one that requires patience, understanding, and a time commitment from family members and others in the senior’s support network.

Do I Still Need Homeowner's Insurance When I Move? Requires Adobe Reader

When you move you really need to have insurance to cover your personal property. Learn more in this article.

Moving Checklist Requires Adobe Reader

A guide to moving from the moment you decide to move, during the move, and after. The checklist has been supplied courtesy of Paxem, Inc.

How to Prepare for the Move 

Things you can do to alleviate some of the stresses incurred while preparing to move.

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