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Moving from the family home can be an emotionally-charged topic for seniors and their adult children. Approaching essential but difficult conversations during this time can be challenging. Here are a few tips from Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High to help get you started: Start from the Heart – Stay focused on […]Continue reading
When interviewing potential assisted living facilities, it’s a good idea to have a standard list of questions to ask each facility so you can make relevant comparisons. This may include: What levels of care does this facility offer? What abilities and degrees of self-sufficiency are required of residents? What happens when these abilities change? Do […]Continue reading
Elder law attorneys cover a wide variety of legal areas, potentially including guardianship, long-term care planning, knowledge of government benefit programs, powers of attorney, estate planning, advance medical directives, elder abuse issues, tax law, retirement and pensions, asset protection, trust planning and contract law. The American Bar Association (the governing professional association for lawyers in […]Continue reading
Life planning, like so many other things, is often harder to begin than to finish. Society shies away from discussing death and its impact on others. As a result, many things are often left undone until it’s too late. In some cases, this just makes it harder on the person tasked with finding and pulling […]Continue reading
One unfortunate aspect of aging is that living independently can become more difficult. What are some of the warning signs that your mom and/or dad may need assistance? BRUISINGOlder skin bruises more easily and they may not be telling you that they are experiencing falls, bumping into things, or have become increasingly unsteady. A medical […]Continue reading