caring for a loved one

Where do you even start?
When your aging parents are not ready to move but you are noticing some challenges, here are a few things you can do to help them continue to live safely in their home.

Do a walkthrough with the lights off or in very low

You want to help your parents or a loved one live safely in their home. You also know it may be time for them to downsize to a smaller home or retirement residence. How can you help when your aging parents refuse your help?
1. Acknowledge how they feel. This may

It can be so overwhelming looking at all the clutter and “stuff” you’ve accumulated over the years. You know it’s time to clear out the space and let go but you don’t know where to start.
You may be saying to yourself:  

“I’m overwhelmed and I do not know

There’s an expression, “mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” Well that expression bloomed into a mighty reality last week as we organized the delivery of donations from the July 27th Hang-Up Help Out event. We were on board from the moment we heard about this event, but we had no

As she sat on the edge of her bed, in her 20×20 suite, I could tell that she really was anxious and wanted to leave.
“I’m not happy here”, she said desperately as she looked into my eyes. “I want to go back home!”
Mrs. Jones called me on a

Mr. Smith came to us following the death of his wife a few years ago. He had met another woman and he was now ready to move forward into a new home to begin the next chapter of his life.
As I watched him sitting in his favourite chair staring