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Stubborn Aging Parents Who Want To Age In Place: What You Need To Consider

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

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

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

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

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

Resolving Family Conflict and Aging Parent Issues

Resolving Family Conflict and Aging Parent Issues – Carolyn Rosenblatt In this interview, Carolyn Rosenblatt, Co-Founder of AgingParents.com, AgingInvestor.com,  and Author of “The Boomers Guide to Aging Parents,” The Family Guide To Aging Parents,” and Succeed With Senior Clients: A

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.

3 Brothers Battle Over Mom’s Care and How to Pay for It: Is There A Solution?

This is a real situation, all too common. Three brothers are engaged in pitched battle over their mother’s care and how to pay for it.  Mom is severely demented and can’t care for herself independently. She had long term care

“The Grey Zone”: How to Handle Partially Incompetent Aging Parents

Your aging parent seems ok one day. The next day, he can’t find his way out the front door. Is he really losing it? Or is it just a temporary thing? What we call “the grey zone” is that place

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

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

Can A Dysfunctional Family Come Together To Support A Low Income Loved One?

We’ve just come back from solving a very stressful family situation that got worked out. We’d like to share the experience with you. After my 63 year old brother, already disabled, had a massive stroke, I wondered.  How could he

How Financial Advisers Can Abuse Their Elderly Clients: Family Finances

Elder Financial Abuse Right Under Our Noses? Alice, my mother in law, is blessed with a great memory and pretty good health for a woman of 91. She works at it. She’s been a widow for 5 years now. When

The Smart Way to Resolve Family Fights About Your Aging Parents

We’re looking at something we know is painful: family conflicts. Sibling battles.  Arguing with your aging parent. Do you have a dispute going on in your family? As parents age, many problems can crop up among adult siblings and sometimes with

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,

How to handle a dangerous older driver

“How To Help A Dangerous Older Driver Give Up The Keys For Good”                                                          There comes a time in every elder’s life that driving is no longer safe for anyone on the road. Whether you’ve already had “the talk” –

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

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  • Power Blackouts: Aging Parents at Risk November 2, 2019
    Imagine your aging parent or other loved one living alone and losing power from a natural disaster or an intentional blackout. What would they do? It’s fire season in California and with it come massive preventive power cutoffs from the…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Son Waited Too Long To Help His Parents: Here’s What Happened October 17, 2019
    Jackson, 90, wanted a consultation due to confusion about some bills he was supposed to pay for his wife Myra’s care. I met him and saw the bills for many thousands of dollars. Alarms sounded in my head immediately. He…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • What To Do When Your Aging Parent Is No Longer Safe Living Alone But Refuses To Move July 11, 2019
    What To Do When Your Aging Parent Is No Longer Safe Living Alone But Refuses To Move Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com “My mom is not safe by herself but she refuses help!” “My dad can’t manage alone…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
  • Here’s The Newest Utility Bill Scam May 30, 2019
    Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com We live in a county with a high number of older residents. A neighbor recently alerted all in our area to yet another scam she had encountered, targeting the unsuspecting. Here’s how it…Read more ›
    Carolyn Rosenblatt
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