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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

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

Really? Korean Women Live Longer Than U.S. Women?

Many of us probably think most Americans are living longer these days. We think our country is doing great as far as longevity goes. Unfortunately, recent research shows, not so much. A study published in the prestigious journal Lancet describes some truths

The Looming Crisis: Aging Parents And Adult Children Still Living At Home

You may know of an older individual or couple who has a middle-aged adult child living with them in their home. We are not talking here about those who sensibly chose a multi-generation household for good reasons. And this is

How To Handle A Stubborn Aging Parent

How To Handle A Stubborn Aging Parent Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, and Is your aging parent really difficult?  Is this driving you crazy when your parent refuses all your helpful suggestions?  If so, you’re not alone! Being in the consulting

Removing Secrecy In Nursing Home Wrongdoing

After 25 years without changes in basic rules, the nursing home industry is finally being forced to reveal hidden wrongs that happen to residents. Until now, consumers were required to sign arbitration agreements when they were admitted to a nursing

Are You Worried That You May Have To Be Financially Responsible For Your Aging Parents?

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Are You Worried That You May Have To Be Financially Responsible For Your Aging Parents? If you don’t know what to expect as your parents grow older and you’ve never thought about what can go wrong, you

Three Ways Families With Aging Parents Can Stay Out of Court

Do you get along with everyone in your family?  Lots of people don’t. Old conflicts can rise up when aging parents start to decline in health and need help.  When there is conflict in families, it can sometimes escalate to

Boomers: Will You Need Care In Your Own Future?

Hello again, from Carolyn and Mikol at!   Wishing all of you a beautiful season. Here’s a subject that many of us are involved in right now. Millions of us Boomers are caring for an aging parent.  Some take

Reducing Holiday Stress For Our Aging Parents

Holiday get togethers with family are notoriously stressful, especially when an aging parent or grandparent has a problem with remembering things.  It may be diagnosed as dementia or not, but you can tell that your aging parent has memory loss

My Mom just discovered the joys of ordering on Amazon

Can you believe my mother is turning 92 years young this week, August 24.

Where Can LGBT Seniors Age Without Discrimination?

We have some thoughts about emerging solutions to an aging part of our population, the LGBT community.   For the longest time, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community got little other than negative press and highlighting of controversial issues.  But

5 Success Tips In Caring For Difficult Parents

First, we do have to put ourselves first sometimes.  What’s best for us, best for our own families and our own peace of mind must be a serious consideration.  Sacrificing our sanity for the sake of caregiving is not the

The Power Of Aging Parents’ Friendships

Hello again.  Carolyn and Mikol here.   We wanted to share a success story with you. It’s about Gerry, an older gentleman whose wife had health issues and could no longer accompany him going out. When they moved to a

Tax Scams and Your Aging Parents: Phone Scams Escalate During Tax Time

A new and fast moving telephone scam is targeting taxpayers across the country.  The Fraud Watch Network sent out a press release detailing how thousands of victims have already lost more than $1million.  Please caution your aging parents and others as

What If You Try To Help Your Aging Parent With Dementia And No One Listens?

Hi, Carolyn here. I hope you are doing well and getting through your day. Today we’re discussing frustrations with the healthcare directive (a document that enables you to act on another person’s behalf for healthcare decisions).  Sometimes its also called

Can Seniors With “Early Dementia” Safely Handle Money?

Hello,   Are you concerned about an aging loved one in the early stages of dementia? In our consulting practice, we often come across the problem of elders who are losing capacity for decision-making, but are not completely incapacitated. We

Is It Time For Your Aging Parent to Move?

We’ve been asking ourselves this question. Would Mom be better off in a different community? My mother in law Alice, is now 91.  She lives alone in a 2700 square foot home that she enjoys. It’s in a retirement community

Independent Alice, 91, Finds Her Own Solution To The Too-Big House

Hello again, We hope you are doing well. We’ve been talking to Mikol’s Mom, Alice a lot lately about her house.  Now that she’s 91, she’s considering that a large sprawling house is just too much.  Sometimes, an elder stays

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  • Stubborn Aging Parents Who Want To Age In Place: What You Need To Consider March 20, 2018
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Smart Dietary Tips to Help Your Aging Parent with Dementia March 20, 2018
    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…Read more ›
  • Ten Step Checklist For Smart Retirees March 16, 2018
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Aging Parents And Women’s Day: Let’s Look At Inequality In Caregiving March 9, 2018
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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