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Deidre and Taylor Burke: What Do I Do For My Aging Hair?

“The older women are who sit in my chair, I feel the more confident they are.”

“We want to push you out of your comfort box but we don’t want you running for the hills either. “

“I’m the type of stylist that encourages people to embrace their hair, I hate when people keep fighting it.  It’s in your DNA to flatter you.” ~Taylor Burke

Hairstylist Taylor Burke gives us lots of hints to take care of our aging hair.  Why hasn’t someone told me these hints before now???

We discuss women’s dirty little secret, the importance of moisture in aging hair and the very eye-opening reason to clean and massage your hairline daily.

Some easy to implement, result-based hints include:

  • How many times a week should you wash your hair?
  • Why/how to use dry shampoo (did you know it comes in colors?)
  • Shampoo or conditioner, which has the most effect on your hair?
  • Should you purchase higher-end products from Goldwell or Bumble and bumble for example or do lower-priced or more generic work just as well?
  • Should you change your shampoo often?
  • How to embrace your hair to flatter you and who you are
  • How to prevent breakage
  • Which products to use for aging hair?
  • Which works best for our aging hair: mousse, gel, oil?
  • The best way to treat curly hair
  • The most flattering hair length for mid-lifers
  • How often should we cut our hair?

Leisure time is spent with her adorable daughter

Taylor’s favorite ice cream? Cookie Jar

What song reminds you of your youth and why?  Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, anything 90’s

Contact Taylor Burke, TJ Hair Studio, Sandy Hook, CT (203) 304-1362

Website: tjhairstudio.com

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together. www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“You want to get the (Long Term Care) insurance when you don’t need it so you have it when you do need it.”

“Helping people live life on their terms.” ~Norman Shaffer

In this podcast I interview C. Norman Shaffer an Agent with New York Life helping individuals and business owners to create, build, and preserve wealth who educated me on Long Term Care Insurance and its primary benefits:

Peace of mind for you and loved ones

Benefits to your family

Allows you to manage risk

Alleviates burden of care

People don’t want to think about what they will do if they are no longer to live independently without help to perform Activities of Daily Living.

C. Norman explains:

Who determines when benefits begin

At what age should you explore Long Term Care Insurance

Everyone has a Long Term Care Plan

The average length of Long Term Care event

If there are age limits to acquiring Long Term Care Insurance

Eligibility requirements

Favorite ice cream: chocolate

The song that conjures up the best childhood memories:  Help by the Beatles

Leisure time activities:  Family time, biking

As a licensed Agent of New York Life Insurance Company, Norman offers a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact Norman at CNSHAFFER@ft.NewYorkLife.com to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions.

Neither DeClutter By Deirdre or New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions. Any testimonial on this site is based on an individual’s experience and may not be representative of the experience of other customers. These testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success. C. Norman Shaffer is not licensed in all jurisdictions. 10885 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98003, 206-550-2667.  C Norman Shaffer California Insurance license number is 0M50311. 

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

**Download~Like~Positive Review Magnificent Aging**

Thank you for listening, I appreciate you!

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“We are satisfied when we send someone to a client’s home that we would want in our home” ~Isaac Schwartz

Have you ever wondered if you should use an agency or a registry when exploring in-home care?  When should you reach out? What impacts the success of in-home care?  Do you need medical or non-medical personnel to help you or your loved one? 

Isaac Schwartz from Emerest Health explains the differences between the options available to you or a loved one and tells us how a care coordinator can help so you have a successful experience.

You will learn:

  • The difference between medical and non-medical in-home care
  • Agency and Registry explained
  • When to contact an agency
  • What a care coordinator does
  • How the newer Connecticut 24 Hour Care Law impacts you
  • The ONE important thing that impacts the success of in-home care

Calling Isaac at Emerest Health, 203-941-1700, can answer your questions and put your mind at ease. 

Off-hours interest: commercial plane spotting

Song: whatever is current

Ice cream: vanilla/chocolate twist

Contact info:

Isaac Schwartz

lschwartz@emerest.com

cell: 203-666-6844

office: 203-941-1700

http://emerest.com/

Bi-lingual-Spanish Speakers Available

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

**Download~Like~Positive Review Magnificent Aging**

Thank you for listening, I appreciate you!

Every home is a dream of its owner

If you’re a Baby Boomer, or older, your dream was to own your home.  Owning a home meant so much! 

It meant you were mature, and you could take care of yourself, 

It was a symbol of coming into your own,

That you were serious about a long-term relationship,

That you were ready to settle down and have children,

That you were committed to your job and wouldn’t be looking elsewhere for work.

You lovingly filled it with items you were given by friends and family, mostly big, brown furniture.  You cleaned it at least weekly and took pride in that.  It was “sparse”, but it was yours. 

Now, after the trials and tribulations life has thrown it’s looking a little not-so-clean.  The rooms are bursting with items collected but never passed on to those in need.  Most of your children or grandchildren are not so interested in the brown furniture and all the other treasures you hold.  It’s hard to maneuver around all the furniture and collections with a walker or wheelchair. Your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, and the unseen dust bunnies are gathered in the corner.  Suddenly, your dream is a nightmare and a burden. 

You can change that!  Get someone to help you whether you hire a team of people like we have at DeClutter By Deirdre or family and friends. In an afternoon your dream home will be changed for the better! You will feel lighter and that pride of home ownership will creep back in.

Imagine having friends and family over for dinner (that they bring, of course),

Imagine having more lighting in your home so you can see in dark corners,

Imagine furniture being weeded out so you can walk safely,

Imagine regaining pride in your dream home!

Contact me at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com, we will resurrect that dream.

You know, the one with your spouse and household family members about bringing your aging parent to live in your/their home.  Take a deep breath before you do this then understand as much as you can about what you are agreeing to.

This should not be a quick decision.  Talk to your family to get their opinion.  A lot of times family members will allow you to do what you want because it takes the burden off them.  Perhaps think about why they are allowing you to do this (and not them) and clearly understand their reasons because they are valid and perhaps you should consider them before making your decision as well.

This should not be done alone. You need support and will need to take breaks so set that up now.  Hire someone to relieve you daily.  There are many resources available both for free and pay.  Don’t wait until you are at the breaking point to get help, set that up at before your loved one comes to your home.

Talk to healthcare professionals treating your loved one.  Healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of your loved one’s health and what is required to attend to their needs.  These needs might not be something you ever anticipated as health deteriorates.  Physical and mental status changes come with their own challenges.

Preparation is essential.  Look at your home with an eye to the future.  Is there a 3-foot radius between furniture that a wheelchair could maneuver around?  Do you have stairs that will require a chair lift, budget for this now?  What about getting into the home, are there stairs, do you need to get a ramp?  Are there grab bars strategically placed in the bathroom? Are weapons accessible? and I don’t just mean guns, I mean items that can be used as weapons against you or someone else.

Communication is key.  Not only between you, your spouse, siblings, and family members but their extended network as well.  A quick conversation to the extended family will go a long way when your spouses’ family understands your spouse agreed to this arrangement and there’s no need for judgment.

Draw a line in the sand. Plan now as to when you will hand over care to someone else.  When the caregiving affects your family, your work, your mental and/or physical health.  When certain traits begin to show in your loved one. When certain equipment needs to be used for care. When friends and family tell you it’s time to make changes, you agree to listen to them.

This is doable!

Make it as easy as possible as soon as possible so your time together is pleasant and as stress reduced as it can be.

You won’t regret taking care of your loved one.