Month: November 2014

Follow these 4 steps to learn about your aging relatives and initiate discussions about the future.

November 28th, 2014

We all have relatives that are aging. We are aging ourselves! How does our society usually respond to aging? By avoiding it! Why is that?

Most avoid discussions about aging because getting older can be scary. We don’t know what …

Financial abuse of a senior: How do you protect yourself and your family? Follow these tips.

November 19th, 2014

I have worked with seniors and their families for over 20 years. For the most part, adult children (and other caregivers) have the best interest of seniors at the forefront and make all decisions using that approach. Unfortunately, I have …

“My Mom never tells me what her doctor says!” How to Communicate Effectively with Your Loved One’s Doctor

November 14th, 2014

If you have aging relatives, you are most likely concerned about their physical, emotional and cognitive health.  As your parents and other loved ones get older, they will have medical appointment after medical appointment with a variety of professionals including …

November is National Family Caregiver Month – Caregiving for an aging family member – Prepare now and breathe easier later

November 7th, 2014

An estimated 65.7 million Americans have served as unpaid family caregivers. A typical caregiver loses $303,880 in salary, Social Security and pension due to taking time off for caregiving. As social, economic and practical resources are stretched the burden of …

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