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3 Critical Things Left Out Of The Health Care Reform Debate

The political battle on health care reform rages on. But the debate totally misses some important features of the Affordable Care Act that directly affect elders. Maybe people who oppose the Supreme Court decision don’t want to look as if

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

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent?

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent? We hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring and this time of renewal.  Mikol and I have recently moved our offices to new, brighter and better space and we’re feeling

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Hidden Truths About Long Term Care Insurance

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

The Boomers Guide to Aging Parents: The Complete Guide

The Boomers Guide To Aging Parents, The Complete Guide…….$39 If you have more worries than handling money for aging loved ones, and your aging parent is creating frustration in other areas of life, find answers in The Complete Guide. You

Are You Possible Prey For Scam Artists?

Did you know that scam artists pay money for lists of names and telephone numbers, and then use slick sales people to try to get access to your bank account information? The New York Times reports that large corporations such

Has Your Aging Parent’s Identity Been Stolen?

You get a call from your frantic aging parent. He just opened the telephone bill to find enormous unauthorized charges on it for calls to a foreign country. A check bounces from an account that should have had plenty of

Financial Abuse Of Seniors

Elder Abuse

Finding a Good Lawyer For Mom or Dad

Most people seem to be somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of seeing a lawyer. But maybe it’s time for Mom or Dad to see one because the estate plan hasn’t been updated in thirty years, and things have changed. Maybe

Staying Out of the Courtroom

Families who are attempting to attend to the needs of their elderly aging loved ones may find themselves in conflict over who will be in charge, how the available money of the elder will be spent, and who should take

Consumer Alert: Exposing the Flaws in Medicare’s 5 Star Rating System of Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently began a new rating system to help consumers compare nursing homes. It adds an additional feature to the Nursing Home Compare component on Medicare, rating nursing homes that receive Medicare or

Difficulties With Elder Decision-Making

In our consulting practice, we often come across the problem of aging parents and elders who are losing capacity for decision-making, but are not completely incapacitated. We call this “the grey area” between perfectly normal and impaired. The frightening thing

Thwarting Theft by Caregivers

Your aging parent, and you need help. You’ve got someone coming into the home to shop for and bathe Dad twice a week. Grandma needs help with cooking, and your worker comes three days a week to do errands and

Using Mediation to Manage Conflict in Long Term Care Facilities

Conflict in any location where human beings congregate is inevitable. We are all evolutionarily programmed to defend ourselves when threatened, and to protect ourselves if we believe we are being wronged, even if the perceived attack is emotional rather than

How To Report Elder Abuse

How To Report Elder Abuse Some have called elder abuse “the crime of the century”. One of the few ways to stop financial elder abuse is to report it. If you suspect that this is happening to someone you care

Dirty Little Secrets About Long Term Care Insurance

Dirty Little Secrets About Long Term Care Insurance By: Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., B.S.N., Attorney The insurance industry is working hard to get more baby boomers to buy long term care insurance. Generally speaking, it’s a very good idea. The

AARP article with Carolyn Rosenblatt

Who’s Helping Your Parents? Screening caregivers can help protect older people from abuse see article on AAPR’s Bulletin September 29, 2009 AARP recently interviewed Carolyn Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney

REPORT OF SUSPECTED DEPENDENT ADULT/ELDER ABUSE

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  • Families With Aging Parents: Take Two Protective Measures Against COVID-19 June 12, 2020
    Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com We generally understand that older people are at greater risk than younger people for becoming ill from COVID-19. But everyone wants to get “back to normal”. That meant a more casual attitude and…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Consider A Remedy To Aging Parents Loneliness June 5, 2020
    Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com. The most vulnerable among us, our aging loved ones, are still socially isolated in many places. It may be that senior homes with at-risk elders will be the last to have visitors in…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Some Feel Good News: An Uplifting Feat By A Centenarian May 30, 2020
    By Carolyn L Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com With daily news of how many new COVID-19 cases we see and reports of how many deaths are happening, it’s a nice break to hear of a sweet and uplifting story. At…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Form A Plan To Visit Your Aging Parents and Still Maintain Safety May 22, 2020
    Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com For months, most of us have been following the quarantine rules, staying at home and respecting the infectious nature of COVID-19. We know that our elders, that is, people over 65 are at…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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