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Three Tips For Talking To Aging Parents About Costs Of Future Care

Three Tips For Talking To Aging Parents About Costs Of Future Care by Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney Can you imagine your aging parents losing their independence? It might be the conversation they don’t want to have with you.

Boomers: Will You Need Care In Your Own Future?

Hello again, from Carolyn and Mikol at AgingParents.com!   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

Medical and Health Part 1 (Understanding and Navigating the Health Care System)

Part I – Understanding and navigating the healthcare system 6:44 For many of us, the first time we are aware that our lives are about to change is when we hear that our parent has been admitted to a hospital.

Medical and Health Part 2 (Mental and Physical Wellness)

Medical and Health Part II – Mental and physical wellness – seeing the big picture 9:58 What is the most important component of positive aging? Is it physical, mental, or something else? This program discusses ways to look at the

Housing and Support Services Part 2 (Living Independently At Home)

Living independently at home is the preferred choice for seniors and if you’re an adult child it should be your first choice as well. But how can you prolong the time that your parent can live at home, alone? The

Housing and Support Services Part 3 (Assisted Living)

Part III – Assisted Living 10:16 When the time comes that a parent can no longer live independently at home is no longer viable for health or safety reasons, an assisted living facility is a great alternative. Assisted living options

Shocking True Story: The Nurse Who Refused to Give CPR to an Elder: Elder Then Died

Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. As a nurse and attorney, I can tell you I really had a problem reading about a nurse who refused to give CPR to a dying resident in the seniors’ community where she worked.

Hidden Truths About Long Term Care Insurance

Should you or shouldn’t you? Seems as if someone is always promoting the purchase of long term care insurance. Most of us don’t want to think about getting old and needing anything like that. If we ever think about it,

Should Your Aging Parent Try Marijuana?

Does Granny Need Weed? We recently took a vacation with Alice, Mikol’s 91 year old Mom.  Some time ago, with a chronic insomnia problem, her kids and grandkids talked her into trying medical marijuana. In CA, it’s legal to use

There’s No Law Against Making Stupid Decisions

Howard, 92, loves women.  He has dementia and is legally blind.  He likes to give women checks when they tell him their sob stories about needing money.  He has one daughter, Missy, who is aghast at his conduct. After her mother

Are You on the Hook for Mom’s Nursing-Home Bill?

Are You on the Hook for Mom’s Nursing-Home Bill? •    By KELLY GREENE, Wall Street Journal Thought you were immune from your parents’ debts? Not so fast. Twenty-nine states have “filial support” laws that could be used to go after

Has Your Aging Parent Told You to “Mind Your Own Business”?

Getting rebuffed hurts. Have you ever tried to talk to your aging parent about finances and been told to take a hike? “Just mind your own business. I’ll be fine”. Or has your aging parent ever said, “Let’s talk about

New Fraud Alert for Your Aging Parents

Carolyn and Mikol here. We just got in an alert from the The National Legal Resource Center (NLRC) and we wanted to share it with you. Can you believe this?   Professional criminals are now targeting people with diabetes to scam

A Letter from “Mom and Dad”… posted on our AgingParents Facebook

                My child, When I get old, I hope you understand ‘n have patience with me In case I break the plate, or spill soup on the table because I’m losing my eyesight,

“My Dad Has Dementia-He’s Being Horrible to Me!”

I’m hearing this same painful thing a lot lately. Aging parents who have “early dementia” are refusing help and verbally abusing their adult kids who are trying to help. In all these situations, the aging parent was a controlling type

89-Year-Old Reveals The Secrets Of Long Life

Alice knows.  She’s 89 and she works at her health. She is a widow and lives alone. My husband and I just spent some time visiting  my mother in law, Alice, and we were pleased to see that she is

Handing Over The Keys, Aging Parents Assisted Living In A RV Park

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Falling risk for residents increases after antidepressant changes, study shows

Beware of anti-depressants and older adults Nursing home residents have a fivefold increased risk of falling in the two days immediately following a change in the dosage of certain antidepressants, a new study finds. Nursing home staff should more carefully

Check List For Determining The Best Nursing Home

Here is a great checklist if you are in the process of looking at which nursing home you are going to place your aging parent or loved one. CLICK HERE NOW

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  • Could This Happen To Your Aging Parent: Getting Dumped From a Nursing Home? November 7, 2017
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Natural Disasters and Aging Parents October 12, 2017
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • What To Do When Medicare Screws Up Your Aging Parent’s Bill August 21, 2017
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Nip A Predator’s Scheme In The Bud — Stop Your Aging Parent From Becoming Prey July 12, 2017
    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…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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