The one-stop shop for both older adults and the children of aging parents in Minnesota. Whether you’re looking for a senior apartment, assisted living or a nursing home, you’ll find it here! The Change AGEnt Group of RE/MAX Results specializes in helping older adults downsize.
There is no shortage of senior housing in Bloomington. Is it time for you to make a move to a senior apartment? You’ll find different levels of services at each building so be sure to do your homework! If you need some help getting started as you prepare to make your move to senior housing, we have lots of articles available on the website for you, and of course you can always contact us directly. In the mean time, enjoy browsing this list of Bloomington Senior Housing!
It’s never to early to have your estate planning completed. When you sell your house it’s a great time to meet with your elder law attorney. 1. Provide for your immediate family. Don’t just think of money (perhaps through life insurance or other means) – you need to nominate the guardians for your minor children in case both parents die when the children are young. 2. Provide for disabled children, adult dependent children, elderly parents, or other relatives. You can establish a supplemental needs trust or other mechanism for family members who need support that you will no longer be there
Should I paint or put in new carpet? Should I finish the basement? Should I remodel the kitchen? These are common questions when you’re getting ready to sell your house. You want to avoid making costly mistakes when you sell your home. The advent of HGTV has got everyone thinking they need to remodel their home before they list it for sale. But, before you turn to reality TV for real estate advice, I’d like you to know this. The things I consider when I give advice on how to prepare your home include: a thorough financial analysis of your
Have you noticed all of the new senior housing buildings in Roseville? Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington is the newest addition to Roseville’s senior housing options. This senior apartment building will be opening this summer. See the list of senior housing in Roseville
For some of our clients moving is a breeze. For our other clients moving represents a process of letting go, and starting a new chapter in their lives. This process of letting go is emotional. When we’re dealing with emotions it can be really difficult to think logically. The least stressful way to think about a move is to break it down into manageable steps. I hope these ideas will help your move be less stressful. If at all possible, plan on moving first and THEN clearing and selling the house. By moving and then selling you will avoid contending
I am witnessing the stress my family caregivers have undergone. Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimers is a feat of superhuman strength. My uncle has Alzheimers. Even though both my aunt and uncle have moved into senior housing, my aunt feel she has to be the primary caregiver. My aunt is unable to stop putting my uncles needs before her own. It seems to me when you’re a caregiver taking care of a loved one with memory issues, it takes longer and is more difficult, to ask for help. I attended a seminar about caregiver stress at Open
I was invited to be a guest on the Alzheimer’s Speaks radio show with Lori LaBey. I’ve know Lori for years, and have admired the work she does with older adults, so it was quite an honor! Find out how to reduce the stress of your move, just click on the link below. Listen to “Shifting House and Home with Lisa Dunn” on Spreaker.
Twice as many older women live in poverty than older men. During the working years, women, in general earn less than men. They may have taken time off to have and to raise children and may have just not made as much as their male counterparts. In addition to having made less, women live longer. So they are in a position of having to spread those life savings over a longer period of time. Finally, if fortunate enough to receive a pension, a woman’s average pension has been about 1/3 less than the average pension of her husband’s. Many of
Are you thinking about downsizing? Where will you move? Many of our clients consider senior cooperatives. Minnesota has more cooperatives than anyone in the state. You’ll continue to have more and more choices with new building being built everyday! Senior cooperatives, the secret of senior housing options Do you want to purchase your next home instead of rent? You’ll likely be working with a real estate agent. Your real estate agent will rely primarily on the multiple-listing service to help you search for your new home. The multiple listing service is THE most comprehensive resource available to search for homes.
Medical Assistance Most of the conversations our politicians have been focusing on in regard to repealing and replacing Obamacare (or the Affordable Care Act) are about Medical Assistance. This conversation will have huge impacts for older adults. In Minnesota for every dollar we spend in Medical Assistance the Federal Government matches it, dollar for dollar. For the Block Grant programs they are talking about, they would give Minnesota a block of money to address all those on Medical assistance, including those with chronic illness, mental health illness and children. Instead of Minnesota choosing where to spend money, there would be competition
Hello! I’m Lisa Dunn with RE/MAX Results The Change AGEnts Group live from my mobile office (my car)! Here we are at the beginning of 2016 and many of the questions we get this time of year are about capital gains tax. For example: “I sold a home last year, what will that mean for me in regards to capital gains tax as I prepare for taxes?” First I’ll give you some of the general rules about capital gains tax, and then will follow up with the million dollar piece of advice General rule for single people: If you’ve lived
While I was growing up, it wasn’t uncommon for my mom to send me next door to my neighbors for a cup of sugar. Our neighbors would often stop over for a cup of coffee, and all of our families knew each other. This is a far cry from how I interact with my neighbors now. We all have busy lives, both parents are working, and TV and the Internet have all influenced changes in the way we socialize. Even the way homes are built has influenced how we interact. Homes aren’t built with front porches that invite social get-togethers anymore, we
Hi, Lisa Dunn with the RE/MAX Results Change AGEnt Group. Yesterday afternoon I was introduced to a gentleman who called himself a “certified senior specialist.” When I asked him where he had received that designation he wasn’t able to tell me. There are more and more real estate agents who are getting into this space of working with older adults in real estate. This is great. There is more than enough business for everyone. But the challenge is these people who call themselves a specialist makes the consumer think they received that designation from a national certifying body when they
Word of the Week: [su_highlight]Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)[/su_highlight] Activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic the basic tasks required to take care dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, walking, and moving from one chair to another (or to the bed). Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are more complex skills we need to be able to function throughout the day. These include things like balancing a checkbook, paying bills, planning a meal and shopping for it and preparing it, managing medications, completing household chores like cleaning, laundry, and changing lightbulbs. ADLs and IADLs are
Word of the Week: [su_highlight]1 or 2 Person Transfer[/su_highlight] This is the third in a series of articles to inform you about the language used in senior housing communities. These new vocabulary words will also inform you about what to look for as you shop for your new apartment in a senior housing building. This is a very simple Word of the Week with some pretty significant implications if you don’t understand what it is and how it will affect you. a 1 or 2 person transfer has to do with how many people it takes to transfer you from