Senior Transitions

For many people, there comes a time when the lifestyle that used to fit them so perfectly no longer does so, prompting to find something more comfortable and better fitting. This transition requires patience and understanding, and our goal is to streamline the process so that the move into the next phase of your life is manageable in every way.

 

    Services and Support   

Windermere Senior Transitions real estate professionals are committed and trained to understand your goals, concerns, and needs, and will provide the following:

  • Establish a fair market value for your home
  • Advise you on preparing your home for sale
  • Home staging assistance
  • Negotiate on your behalf to attain the highest price and best terms
  • Assistance with downsizing, household goods moving services, packing and unpacking
  • Antiques appraisers
  • Household repairs
  • Legal services, healthcare services, and financial planning

Resources  

National Resources

  • The US Department of Health and Human Services has an Administration on Aging (AoA) website with links to numerous fact sheets addressing a range of issues faced by older adults and family caregivers.
     
  • Government website with resources for caregivers – information on finding a nursing home, assisted living, or hospice; check eligibility for benefits; get resources for long-distance caregiving; review legal issues; and find support for caregivers. 
     
  • Home & Community Based Long Term Care – Administration on Aging (AoA), though the Older Americans Act and other legislation, supportsprograms that help older adults maintain their independence and dignity in their homes and communities. In Addition AoA provides funding for a range of supports to family caregivers.
     
  • Government Benefits – The site GovBenefits.gov is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.
     
  • What is long term care? What types of long term care are there and how to pay for it.? Answers to these questions as well as additional information on these topics can be found at the National Institutes of Health website.
     
  • The Pioneer Network advocates for elders across the spectrum of living options and is working towards a culture of aging that supports the care of elders in settings where individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected – whether it is in nursing homes or transitional care settings.

 

Western Washington Resources

  • The Washington State Long-Term Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes and assisted living facilities. They protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed to these residents under Federal/State law and regulations.
     
  • The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens: Information and Assistance provides a wide variety of resource information and referrals to older adults, their family members and others who care for them in King county. This free professional service directs callers to the appropriate agency or contacts the agency on their behalf, arranges home visits for intensive needs and follows up to make sure services are received.