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Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Moving day can be filled with anxiety but not if you prepare​ ahead of time and that includes the much loved family pet.  A local move can be much easier since at least you can keep your same veterinarian and local pet retailers.  An interstate move can be a bit more challenging ​but again preparation is the key to success.  Remembering some of the follwing ​suggestions can be of great help

*   A visit to vet with an inquiry about having a chip installed, if not already there, in case Skippy should get away from you.  This procedure is really not that expensive and you get a listing in the National Pet Registry.  At this time check to see all vaccinations are up to date- and get paperwork to verify and give to the next vet to care for your pet.  Some pets do not do well with change and this might be the time to ask the vet if a mild sedative might be needed for your pet on moving day.​

*   Keep familiar pet toys, feeding bowls and crates.  This will keep the ​pet's ​anxiety level to a minimum.   Make sure you have the regular brand of pet food.  This is not the time to grab a new kind on the road because you forgot to purchase or pack normal brand.  Even taking along water from previous home is a good idea to keep your pet from having an upset stomach.

*   A repetitive schedule of​ routines at your ​previous location is essential.  If Skippy gets a walk at 7:15 am each morning, try to keep this schedule.  Especially the same eating schedule.  When talking about food and water, it is a good idea to not give​ food or water for 5 or 6 hours before the trip to new home.  Especially if it is a plane ride.

*  For a long cross country move that requires a plane ride for all including Skippy, check ahead for airlines that consider animal transport.  Actually contacting a pet transport company is ideal.  Transport companies pick your pet up at your home and deliver to your new home with an all inclusive service.

*  Just like people​ animals have to become familiar with their new surroundings.  Using their previous utensils, toys and pet beds etc. is really a big help.  Once your family is settled, finding a new vet can be done by asking your previous​ veterinarian for a recommendation ​or by calling the humane society in your ​new location.  

*   Most of all​ remember to keep your pet's routine as regular as possible.  Also remember the day of the move to have someone familiar to Skippy care for him to shield him from all the confusion thus keeping their anxiety level down.  

  Always remember that you and I can work out these details before the big day of moving. 


...."You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"


Jarod Tanksley

615.403.8265 (More helpful Blogs)

Brentview Realty



Posted on 07/03/2019 7:02 AM by Jarod Tanksley
Wednesday, 29 May 2019


As we discussed in Part 1, there are great financial benefits to Nashville but there is also No Shortage of Things to Do in Nashville...

If you’re looking for fun and opportunities to socialize in your retirement, Nashville is a great place for you. The city boasts recreational activities geared specifically for seniors, including attractions that often offer senior discounts. The Greater Nashville Area Agency on Aging, for example, provides funding for 17 different senior centers in the greater metropolitan area. Senior centers can serve as steady a place for you to go for ongoing recreational and social activities, including exercise, creative art and cooking classes. Senior centers are a great place to explore a new hobby and meet new friends.

These centers also typically offer educational opportunities for seniors in several different relevant subject areas, such as: -  Health maintenance, Chronic disease management, Nutrition, Medicare, Tax preparation assistance, Computer classes, Support groups, etc...

Healthcare is Accessible and Reliable in Nashville

Seniors need to keep access to quality healthcare in mind when choosing where they'd like to retire - especially if they have chronic diseases or other ailments that require ongoing management. There are many options for hospitals and healthcare facilities in Nashville. The city’s three largest providers – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, HCA TriStar and St. Thomas Health – have been recognized nationally for their high level of patient care and safety.

Medical care in Nashville is not only accessible - it also affordable. According to data collected by the Kaiser Foundation, Tennessee residents spend about $6,411 per capita on health care, below the national average of $6,815. Inpatient hospital care is about $1,462 a day versus the national average of $1,910.

There Are Many Different Senior Living Options in Nashville

Relaxing and having a good time are top of mind concerns for many seniors, and rightfully so, but it’s important to remember your housing and living needs will likely change as you continue to age. You may require different living arrangements to accommodate for changing health and mobility needs.

Many senior living options in Nashville are built with universal design principles in mind, meaning they are designed with the changing needs of seniors in mind. Examples of amenities found in these homes include no step entryways, one story floor plans, wider doorways, open floor plans with extra floor space, and bathrooms that are senior-friendly.

If you want as much independence as possible without having to deal with the headaches of home maintenance, an active adult living community could be the right option for you. These “55-plus” communities offer many amenities - such as pools, fitness centers and transportation options. Living in one of these communities typically requires payment of extra fees, so be sure to discuss these fees with your real estate agent prior to having your heart set on any given community.

In addition to active adult communities, there are many top-rated senior living communities in Nashville and 25 more in the surrounding area. Assisted living facilities are a great option for seniors who need help with activities of daily living - which can include bathing, dressing, managing medications and keeping up with general housework.

For any additional information, please contact myself or Barbara Thompson Senior Care Advocate. It always a good idea to start with visiting their website an organization dedicated to supporting senior citizens and their families. Our mission is to raise awareness about the available care options and resources that can help seniors stay connected with their community.

......" You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265 (more featured listing and helpful blogs)

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

Posted on 05/29/2019 9:59 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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