When a crisis strikes, family life becomes more chaotic and disrupted than usual. The family decision maker, who might live out of state, will have their normal routines and lives, as they know it, disrupted with: Time away from work and family Additional expenses Stress dealing with medical, rehabilitation, or estate closure issues It could […]
As reported in AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet; “Nearly one in four (22 percent) middle aged and older workers (ages 45 to 64) — typically caring for a parent—report being family caregivers: the largest of any age group in the labor force.” This responsibility puts definite strains on personal relationships; caring for children/teenagers and […]
For families who have to clear out and dispose of their valued treasures, it is difficult. Time and patience is a valuable commodity when sorting and clearing attic treasures. Care and concern should be given with all items as there may be items that have both monetary and sentimental value, or NOT. If you are fortunate enough to find one or two pieces in that category, then you need to decide what to do with them. Even finding a piece or two with sentimental value only – something you had long forgotten about it — will be a wonderful discovery.