Hello! My blog focuses on providing resource information for individuals and families who are preparing for or who are currently experiencing the stress of family transitions. Read on and you will see you are not alone!
So… your children are transitioning into an independent life and/or you are realizing your parents are transitioning into a more dependent life. Each comes with a specific set of challenges and some of us are right in the middle of both!
Life is an interesting circle of changes and transitions. Perhaps you are entering the time when your children begin moving out of your homes to purchase their first house. Likewise, as our parents get older and needing to evaluate where they are, the time arrives to explore the many options available to them and you. We are in a unique position of being privy to both, and finding the balance between them.
It can be very overwhelming and difficult.
Our personal struggles begin to blend with our responsibility to those around us. More and more, we find ourselves discussing with our friends our new aches and pains, our struggles with less energy, and the ever popular forgetting everything. The extra contribution of supporting our children and parents in their adjustments to life’s circumstances can seem daunting. But is there a way for us to be prepared?
We need to get a handle on this! All of this responsibility is challenging and we need answers – quick.
You probably find yourself asking friends, family, google, where do I find help?
How do I help my children leave their family home and become independent?
How do my adult children get qualified for a mortgage without a work history?
Who can I trust to work in my child’s best interest and take the time to help them understand how the process of buying a home works?
Who will take the time to educate and prepare them for the responsibilities that come with home ownership?
How do we help them with down payments, monetary gifts etc. to help them qualify to buy a house?
What do we do with all their stuff?
Do we get rid of all the lovely and sweet gifts we have treasured all these years; all the pottery, artwork, cuteness, that at the time was our world and is now clutter?
Are their ways to preserve all that stuff without throwing it out?
How can my parents afford the astronomical prices of assisted living, private pay nursing, medical bills, medical equipment, and all the things we need as we age?
This can quickly become overwhelming! But what can we do about it?
The resources are out there.
But how do you pay for them? What if you don’t have time to be on the phone for hours, to drive elderly parents to doctor’s appointments, to visit every house your child wants to look at while still working full time? Is there a simpler way?
I created this blog because many of my friends are going through similar experiences with their newly adult children and their aging parents. Navigating the system can be overwhelming and very frustrating and I want to help.
This is the purpose of Family Resource Page with Tracy Heller
My goal is to use my background as a social worker, individual, couples, and family therapist, researcher, and my knowledge as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist to create a place where you can go to find answers, learn something new, explore resources, ask questions, and find shared experiences with many others in the same position as you.
For more information on my background and experience, click the link below.