Five Tips for Planning for a Secure Older Age

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Five Tips for Planning for a Secure Older Age

As the saying goes, life’s a journey, not a destination. And although the journey to getting older will be different for everyone, there are some steps we should all take to help ensure a secure older age.  When it comes […]

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Funny Money

Some families are very open and honest about finances while others are “funny about money.” They can even be reticent or refuse to discuss their finances with their adult children. Money itself isn’t funny, but people’s attitudes towards it often […]

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An Ounce of Prevention…Using an Eldercare Attorney is a Smart Move

Well-intentioned people often make well-intentioned mistakes. This axiom is especially true when dealing with an elderly family member’s finances and legal matters.  You have all heard the expression “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”… this is certainly true when […]

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Elder Abuse

Each year,  thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable. Some are unable to help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers of older […]

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Safe Ideas for a Parkinson’s Home

Making a house easy to navigate for an individual with Parkinson’s is very simple to do with some quick changes. View our room by room diagram for some fast ideas. Whole House: Make sure all rugs are anchored and smooth. […]

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Same Time Next Year

 I often advised children of aging parents to be on the lookout for signs that their parent was deteriorating – a change in mental status, loss of appetite, depression, etc.  Unfortunately, my personal experience is somewhat of a cautionary tale. […]

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Models and Payment Options of In-Home Care Providers

Private Duty/Private Pay Services Private duty/private pay services are usually paid directly by the patient or his or her family members. Long-term care insurance, workers’ compensation and some armed services funding may cover private duty/private pay services if the agency […]

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Estate/Trust Planning

Reduced to basics, estate planning is the need for a Will, a Power of Attorney and a Health Care Directive/Living Will in order to assure that your “legal house is in order” at the time of your demise.  In the […]

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Senior Home Owners Find Financial Resource in Reverse Mortgages

For many seniors, the equity in their home is their largest single asset, yet it is unavailable to use unless they use a home equity loan. But a conventional loan really doesn’t free up the equity because the money has […]

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Eldercare Financial Planning – What You May Not Know Can Cost You!

Allow me to immediately put forth a disclaimer that I have absolutely NO financial background whatsoever!  I have enough trouble balancing my checkbook – and yes, I still actually use a checkbook. That being said, it is rare that as […]