Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

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Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to use the term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.” Typically they are referring to someone who is moving to a smaller home from a larger one. Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand, rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing. …

“But I Might Need It One Day!”

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In professional organizer Peter Walsh’s book, It’s All Too Much:  A Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, he has a chapter entitled “Excuses, Excuses.” Walsh details a variety of standard excuses people use to retain clutter (and ultimately a state of disorganization). He begins the chapter with some interesting insight: “Everything in your home is there …

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Keeping your Health and Fitness Goals in Check.

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How are your new years resolutions holding up? A month has passed since the new year. Are you still holding strong with a new years resolution or is it faltering? I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to accomplish myself this year. And it made me think of why people never stick to their resolutions. Whether if …

The Secret to Building Stronger Bones

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Osteoporosis is the weakening of bones within the human body. In this months blog we look at how osteoporosis is developed and how we can slow and or prevent the effects of age related bone loss. At some point in your life you may know someone that has osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become brittle and can …

Medicare and Medicaid Options

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Medicare and Medicaid are two different government-run programs that were created in 1965 in response to the inability of older and low-income Americans to buy private health insurance. They were part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” vision of a general social commitment to meeting individual health care needs. Medicare and Medicaid are social insurance programs that allow the financial …

The Best Type of Physical Activity for Seniors

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I get asked a lot of questions regarding exercise and one question I get asked is “what is the best physical activity a senior can do”. If I had to choose only one activity for a senior it would be any form of resistance training. In simplest terms resistance training is basically lifting weights. Anything that you do that provides …

Transitioning Senior With Cognitive Disorders

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Original blog post and information found at Caring Transitions. By Chris Seman, President, Caring Transitions (as seen on The Caregiver’s Voice) There comes a time when our elder loved ones need to consider a home transition–whether it’s relocating to a smaller home or downsizing to an independent assisted living community. Late-life transitions are often perceived as a negative aspect of aging …

Nutritions Tips For Seniors

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Our bodies changes as we get older. Metabolism is becoming slow, digestive system changes or we might lose our appetite. Like these reasons, eating well is the important key to keep senior citizens’ health. A well- balances diet can maintain a higher energy level, positive emotion balance and healthy outlook as well.   Generally, seniors need a diet rich in …

Hale Makua Health Services

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Since 1946, Hale Makua Health Services has provided healthcare programs filled with compassion, dignity, and respect to meet the ever-changing needs of Maui’s community. Learn about major services they provide. They ranked first by number of living units/beds in Maui.   –Adult Day Health: The only state-licensed adult day healthcare program on Maui, Adult Day Health provides a safe, stimulating, …