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How to be an advocate if your aging loved one has to go to the hospital

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Long-Term Care For Aging Parents And Their Four Legged Friends

Most of us understand how pets bring joy to people and why they are important. This is particularly true for older folks who may have lost loved ones and who have also lost regular human companionship. A dog or cat

You’re Never Too Old To Party

By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com My mother in law, Alice, 95, was looking forward to getting fixed up and going to the birthday party for her friend of many years. He just turned 100. She had help

Aging Parents With Alzheimer’s Disease: Reducing Your Own Risk

Fear of getting Alzheimer’s disease or dementia has overtaken fear of developing cancer among our aging population. There are numerous treatments for cancer, some offering true hope of mitigating the diseases. The same is not true for Alzheimer’s. There is still too

Should You Hire A Care Manager for Your Aging Parents?

By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney Many of us are probably unfamiliar with the concept of care managers. That may be because geriatric care management is not a clear-cut, licensed profession like nursing or social work. Further, they now

Stubborn Aging Parents Who Want To Age In Place: What You Need To Consider

By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, consultant When asked, about 90% of elders will say that they don’t want to go to any kind of “home” as they get older. They want to stay in their own homes. Aging

Smart Dietary Tips to Help Your Aging Parent with Dementia

Living with aging parents suffering from dementia can be a tough time for all members of the household. It’s something a lot of people are dealing with, as the World Health Organization estimates that over 50 million people in the

Ten Step Checklist For Smart Retirees

Ten Step Checklist For Smart Retirees Reaching retirement age is maturity, and a different responsibility for us and to our loved ones. Every person needs a checklist to ensure that their new status includes preparing their families with essential information

Aging Parents And Women’s Day: Let’s Look At Inequality In Caregiving

Women in our country have gotten a lot of attention lately with focus on sexual harassment, domestic violence and unequal treatment by employers. There is another important area that is not getting attention in the focus on women: the role

Who Will Decide For You About Medical Care In Your Last Days?

Many of us will be impaired at some point late in life. We may need someone to articulate our wishes about healthcare as we near our end. How do we choose the right person or persons? What do they need

A Little Known Right For Loved Ones In Rehab Facilities

Most of another, or us, at one time, know someone who has to spend time in a long-term care facility. It could be an aging parent, a friend or you yourself. These places are called “rehab”, nursing homes, long-term care

Holidays And Aging Parents: Look For These 5 Red Flags

Visits with your aging parents often are a wake-up call this time of year. Perhaps you haven’t seen your loved ones for some time and when you do, it’s startling. Aging can be a gradual process for some but for

The Struggle: Taking Over Finances For Your Aging Parent

Here is a true story about an older person with cognitive decline who was being manipulated by his live-in girlfriend. His son was not sure of what he could do. Jay is an only child and his dad, Jeremy is

Could This Happen To Your Aging Parent: Getting Dumped From a Nursing Home?

If you have an aging loved one who ever has to go to a nursing home, beware of a nasty practice in which some of these facilities engage. It is disgusting to think that a nursing home will not only

Natural Disasters and Aging Parents

Natural Disasters and Aging Parents Hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes have all struck families this year. Sometimes your aging parent or other loved one is displaced and adult children must suddenly take them in. If your family member was in

What To Do When Medicare Screws Up Your Aging Parent’s Bill

Most of our aging parents receive Medicare, which is supposed to pay “covered medical costs”. And for the most part, it does. But then there are the mistakes. Are your aging parents helpless when Medicare refuses to pay for something that

Nip A Predator’s Scheme In The Bud — Stop Your Aging Parent From Becoming Prey

Rhonda is a 91-year-old widow and lives independently. She has a few million in investments and has planned well for retirement. Her two sons are busy and leave her to make decisions about her money independently. What Rhonda’s sons didn’t

Intrusion or Just Being Safe? Monitoring Aging Parents’ Finances

For most adult children with aging parents, there is often the dilemma of whether or not they should be involved with monitoring their aging parents spending habits. You want to honor their independence, but what if they show signs of

Heed These Warnings About Aging Parents’ Medications

Is your aging parent one of the many battling Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and taking medication? Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk, a Silicon Valley, California-based geriatrician, recently quoted in an article in The Mercury News, strongly advises against elders

What Aging Parent Leaves A Legacy of No Regrets?

Does it seem impossible that a person can reach his last days and look back without any regrets at all? What does it take? We all seem to regret our mistakes and some of our choices in life. At AgingParents.com, we

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  • How to be an advocate if your aging loved one has to go to the hospital October 17, 2018
    Listen to our latest 20 minute Aging Parents podcast
    Mikol Davis
  • Long-Term Care For Aging Parents And Their Four Legged Friends May 1, 2018
    Most of us understand how pets bring joy to people and why they are important. This is particularly true for older folks who may have lost loved ones and who have also lost regular human companionship. A dog or cat…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • You’re Never Too Old To Party March 29, 2018
    By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com My mother in law, Alice, 95, was looking forward to getting fixed up and going to the birthday party for her friend of many years. He just turned 100. She had help…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Aging Parents With Alzheimer’s Disease: Reducing Your Own Risk March 29, 2018
    Fear of getting Alzheimer’s disease or dementia has overtaken fear of developing cancer among our aging population. There are numerous treatments for cancer, some offering true hope of mitigating the diseases. The same is not true for Alzheimer’s. There is still too…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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