When a person is unable to manage their finances, conservatorships can be considered although it isn’t the only option.
Elderly Parent Care: Talking to Siblings About Caring for Mom and Dad
The baby boomer generation is aging and living longer than previous generations. But there comes a time when elderly parents need care.
The True Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Memory and Financial Security
Cost of Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s disease affects as many as 5.8 million people in the United States; which means it affects as many as 5.8 million families, because Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects everybody it touches—husbands, wives, children and...
“Home Sweet Home”
There is an old saying, "Home is where your heart is". As we age, the idea of staying home becomes more and more important to us. I believe in this saying very strongly. However, I also believe that the physical location of 'home' may need to change as our needs...
Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Is It Too Late For Mom Or Dad To Execute Legal Documents?
The question of competence has become a very big issue in the estate planning/elder law world over the past few years. As the population ages, and awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnoses grow, more and more adult children are questioning the ability of their...
Will Medicare Provide for You in Your Golden Years?
Many retirees (or soon-to-be-retirees) have been living and saving under the assumption that Medicare would pay for a bulk of their medical costs during retirement, but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reveals that counting on Medicare may not be the safest...
A Difficult Decision: Choosing a Nursing Home for Yourself or Your Loved One
If and when the time comes to choose a nursing home—either for yourself or for a loved one—how will you know how to choose the right one? A person’s living situation often has a lot to do with how happy they are, so it is important to choose carefully and wisely. When...
As Elder Population Grows, So Does Need for Awareness of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a disturbing (and often underreported) issue that will eventually impact all of us—if not on a personal level then most likely by touching the life of someone we know and love. Elder abuse is something that is difficult for most people to consider, not...
A Woman’s Work Is Never Done
Do you know who will take care of you when you are unable to take care of yourself? Studies show that most caregivers for aging seniors are likely to be women, and most likely to be your daughter or daughter-in-law. What this means is that unless parents have a plan...
Who Will Be Making Your Difficult Healthcare Decisions?
A recent article in the LA Times reminds us of just how important it is to have some kind of living will or advanced healthcare directive, and that it is absolutely necessary to talk about these things with your loved ones. If you have not done these things it is your...
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