January 16, 2019

106 – Don’t Should on Yourself

Everyone caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one is doing the best they can.  The decisions we make might be uncomfortable.  If we think about it – really think about it – we can second guess everything we do.  However, if you are doing your best caring […]
January 14, 2019

105 – What’s the Difference Between a Specific Power of Attorney and a General Power of Attorney?

Not all power of attorney documents are the same.  There is a huge difference between a specific power of attorney and a general power of attorney.  This is a trap for people who don’t understand the difference.  In this episode I will explain the difference and what you need to […]
January 11, 2019

104 – The Transition From Caregiver to Companion

Sometimes the work involved with caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved is overwhelming.  It’s as though the caregiver is working a full time 24-hour a day job.  The relationship between the caregiver and their loved one can suffer as a result.  Sometimes getting help to provide care […]
January 9, 2019

103 – The Assisted Living Bounce Back

Something amazing might happen after someone who had been struggling at home moves into an assisted living community.  Their physical and mental condition may improve measurably.  It’s what I call the assisted living bounce back.  Suddenly they have a spring in their step everyone thought they had lost – they […]
January 7, 2019

102 – Bringing Private Duty Care into an Independent Living Apartment

When someone moves into an independent living community their apartment becomes their home.  Frequently they make friends and love the amenities in the community.  If, at some point in the future, they are unable to manage on their own they can bring private duty care (or home health care) into […]
January 4, 2019

101 – Assisted Living Admission Agreements – It Must Be In Writing

When your loved one (or you as their caregiver) explore an assisted living community they will encounter various sales people and admission staff along the way.  These individuals want your loved one to move into the community they represent – their pay often depends on it. Because of that they […]
January 2, 2019

100 – Did You Notice Something Different About Your Elderly Loved One Recently?

Did you notice anything different about your loved one the last time you saw him or her?  The best time to start helping a loved one with their care needs is as soon as you notice they need them.  It might be something small like adding some support or it […]