Yearly Archives: 2017

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

Avoid These Three Retirement Mistakes That Can Make A Mess For Your Family

Retirement talk is on a roll. With 10,000 Boomers turning 65 every day, no wonder. But besides advice on how to “live the life of your dreams” and have a “secure retirement” there’s some important information too few are taking

The Millennial Caregiver

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

Four Ways Aging Parents (And You) Can Outsmart Scammers In 2017

Every major news outlet runs stories from time to time about the latest scams. The news stories somehow don’t seem to penetrate the problem very well. A study by TrueLink tells us that over $36 billion is stolen from elders

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

Putting The Fun In Aging

In this society, we don’t usually think of aging as a fun time, but there are plenty of seniors who see things differently. Yes, they may have their physical limitations that came on later in life. Yes, there are things

3 Things Everyone Should Know About Home Care Workers

  It starts innocently enough. The watchful adult child, usually the daughter notes that her mother is having more trouble with walking and caring for herself. She thinks some help a few days a week would allow mom more independence.

The Language Of The Healthcare System-Plain English Please

We probably all feel somewhat lost in a hospital or nursing home (aka “rehab facility”). Unless you’ve been educated in or have been a part of the healthcare system yourself, it is like a foreign land. When an aging parent

Seniors’ Desperation: A Perfect Tool For Elder Abuse

Can you think of anything that makes a person more desperate than being in pain?  You can’t stand it. Maybe you’ll fall for anything that promises to end your pain. My mother in law, Alice, now in her 90’s, was

This Small Step Can Prevent Financial Disaster For Your Aging Parents

Ruth is 88, still quite independent, taking care of herself at home. She does her own shopping and cooking and pays her own bills. Great at her age, right? But when it comes to memory, that’s a problem. And forgetfulness

How To Handle A Stubborn Aging Parent

How To Handle A Stubborn Aging Parent Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com and AgingInvestor.com 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

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  • Start The New Year Right With Your Aging Loved Ones January 6, 2020
    Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can adopt—keep closer tabs on your aging parents. If they’re generally doing ok, you may not think they need close monitoring. But aging is sneaky and can rob a person of the alertness needed…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • The Case of the Dangerous Driving Mom and Her Daughter December 9, 2019
    Here at AgingParents.com we offer expert advice for those who have aging loved ones. Usually it’s the adult child who contacts us to set up an appointment. A woman called with this concern:  “I’m worried about my mom’s driving” she…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • For Aging Parents: Will End Of Money Come Before End Of Life? November 27, 2019
    Everyone wants our money to last as long as we live. That’s a plan financial advisors offer when they can. But it may not work out that way when long-term illness creates a demand for long-term caregiving. In one case…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • What Rights Does An Aging Parent With Dementia Have To Make Decisions? November 21, 2019
    When an aging parent is diagnosed with dementia of any kind, it can be devastating and confusing to the family. For some, there is denial: ”it’s not that bad, I don’t see anything wrong with her, and let’s just let…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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