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Carolyn Rosenblatt – The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents – interview – Goldstein on Gelt – Jan. 2015

Housing And Support Services

Part I – So Many Choices – An Overview 10:01 Where is “home”? Perhaps the most important aspect of our life. But as we age, our housing requirements start to change. When we talk about housing, where our parent lives,

When Crisis Strikes

There’s nothing quite like a parent’s crisis to help you focus on what needs to be done. But it’s also true that your parent’s crisis can quickly become your crisis if you let it. This program will help you understand

Getting Organized Part 1 (When Its Time to Help)

Part I – When it’s time to help a parent – How you know and how to get started 7:52 When is it appropriate to intervene to help a parent? When do you, for example, say no more driving? How

Getting Organized Part 2 (Developing an Extended Care Plan)

Part II – Developing an Extended Care Plan 3:53 Managing long-term caring for a parent requires having a good plan. An extended care plan deals with a parent’s total life – medical and health needs, financial status and prospects, community

Getting Organized Part 3 (Care Coordination – Making the Pieces Fit)

Part III – Care Coordination – Making the Pieces Fit 6:28 How can you coordinate all the pieces that go into caregiving your parent? How can you effectively work with your family? A look at the range of support needs

Legal Issues: Protecting Your Wishes and Assets Part 2 (Power of Attorney)

Legal Part II – Power of Attorney 7:11 There are times in life when you or your parent is not able to make certain legal or financial decisions. When those times come, having a trusted family member or friend be

Business Side of Care Giving Part 1 (Understanding Your Parents Finances)

Part I – Understanding Your Parents Finances 9:55 We don’t really want to think about it but eventually we are faced with the reality of paying for our parents long term care, and our own as well. This program deals

Business Side of Care Giving Part 2 (Understanding Insurance Policies)

Part II – Understanding Insurance Policies (4:03) Insurance is a major part of the business side of caregiving. This program discusses the changing insurance needs of our parents and how to evaluate what they have and what they need today.

Business Side of Care Giving Part 3 (Long Term Care Insurance)

Part III – Long Term Care Insurance (15:40) Paying for long term care is one of the scariest and most important subjects when it comes to planning for our later years. This program gets into the details about long-term care

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 1 (So Many Choices – An Overview)

Where is “home”? Perhaps the most important aspect of our life. But as we age, our housing requirements start to change. When we talk about housing, where our parent lives, uppermost in consideration is the need to maximize their independence.

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

Podcast When the Crisis Hits

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Death and Dying Part 1 (Planning for the Inevitable)

Part I – Planning for the inevitable 8:44 Since no one is getting out of here alive, we need to start talking about death seriously with our parents and our children. For many of us it is an uncomfortable subject

Death and Dying Part 2 (Talking About Death With Your Parent)

Part II – Talking about death with your parent 6:17 It’s not a happy subject. It’s hard to think about. It’s hard to talk about. But death comes to us all and talking about it directly can help you and

Death and Dying Part 3 (Practical Considerations About Death)

Part III – Practical considerations about death 7:56 There are many practical issues surrounding death. This program deals with a range of subjects including hospice care, funeral arrangements, and practical considerations after death. There’s good solid information here that will

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    Last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend 4 days with my 94-year-old grandmother, Alice, in Southern California. She has recently moved into independent living in a senior community in Los Angeles, after living in Palm Springs for…Read more ›
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    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…Read more ›
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  • The Looming Crisis: Aging Parents And Adult Children Still Living At Home February 17, 2017
    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…Read more ›
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