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Self-Counsel Press Fall 2014

Estate Downsizing for Caregivers
Transitioning from a home to an apartment or care facility
By (author): Susan Bewsey
Susan Bewsey


Self-Counsel Press - Vancouver



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
May 01, 2014
$14.95 CAD


9in x 6 x 0.25 in | 8 oz

Page Count:

136 pages
Self-Counsel Press
LAW / Estates & Trusts
  • Short Description
The elderly often need to downsize their lives and lifestyles due to financial, economic, physical, health, or emotional needs. Estate Downsizing for Caregivers is aimed at caregivers and explains how they can help an elderly person with the process of downsizing, while reducing the stress that comes with a big move. Deciding what to do with a lifetime worth of treasures can be a daunting task. It is important not to overstep and begin discarding items that may not seem important; someone’s life and memories are being reduced. As a caregiver, you can help ease the process as there are things you can do to expedite the process while making it easier on the elderly person. This book is designed for caregivers of all types: spouses, adult children, siblings, nurses, neighbors, friends, and caregiving professionals. Estate Downsizing for Caregivers will help all kinds of caregivers ask the right questions, deal with the stress of minimizing a senior’s household possessions, and understand why a simple task can turn into a monumental issue (and how you can make it less stressful for all involved). The download kit includes worksheets and checklists to help readers stay organized.


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Written as a segue from the final chapter of the writer's previous publication, this guide to downsizing addresses the growing need of individuals and caregivers in planning and carrying out downsizing tasks while transitioning their premises to smaller places and spaces. For caregivers of all stripes, be they spouses, adult children, siblings, friends, neighbours, downsize companies or caregiving individuals, it offers essential planning steps for downsizing one's life and for providing assistance in downsizing another's life in an organized and meaningful way. With the use of questionnaires, to-do lists, goal setting exercises, and sample scenarios, readers are guided in selecting advisors to team up with who will provide legal and practical advice and assistance in establishing priorities through to completion. The guide includes helpful hints on how to get and give help and deal with the stresses of juggling simple tasks as they become monumental challenges.

Susan Bewsey is an entrepreneur who got her start in the employment services industry. Together with her husband she established, launched, and grew an international home-cleaning franchise business. After more than a decade of start-up successes, she became a small-business development and service consultant in the service industry, coupling her experience with education in the public and private sectors of banking and finance. She is the author of Start & Run a Home Cleaning Business, part of the top selling Self-Counsel Press Start & Run series.

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