December 31, 2018

099 – Staying Home or Moving Into a Long Term Care Community – Whatever Works Best for You and Your Loved One

For some people staying at home is the best (and sometimes only) option.  For others, staying home might not be an option (or desired).  There isn’t one right or wrong answer as to what arrangement leads to the best care and the highest possible quality of life for your loved […]
December 28, 2018

098 – Recording a Power of Attorney and the Benefits of a Real Estate Power of Attorney

When you are an agent pursuant to someone’s general durable power of attorney you are able to do pretty much anything that they could do for themselves as it relates to their assets provided it’s authorized by the document. However, there are certain transactions that require you to record the […]
December 27, 2018

097 – The Benefits of a Pre-Planned and Pre-Paid Funeral

The possibility of pre-planning a funeral is an issue that comes up when someone is caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one. It can be a difficult conversation but there are many benefits to be had if you can discuss it. Pre-planning a loved one’s funeral can […]
December 19, 2018
Take a Break

094 – What is Respite Care?

Every caregiver needs to take time away to care for themselves. Whether it’s a few minutes or a month long vacation – self care for the caregiver is extremely important. Respite care can free the caregiver to get the break they need.  Listen to this episode to learn about this […]
December 17, 2018
Fall Colors in the Forest

093 – Does Hospice Speed Up the Dying Process?

There are many myths associated with hospice care.  One of them is that hospice will speed up the dying process.  This just isn’t true.  Listen to today’s episode to learn more about this myth and how hospice care could benefit your loved one and you. Remember, it never hurts to […]
December 14, 2018
Sunset

092 – What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a wonderful benefit available to people towards the end of their life.  It can greatly improve quality of life for the patient and their families.  Unfortunately many people are unsure of hospice and how it can help to the point where they don’t look into it for […]
December 12, 2018
Salesman standing in front of two doors, unable to make the right decision

091 – ALF Care Charges – Levels of Care or A La Carte

Assisted living communities charge your loved one for the care the provide.  There are two main ways that they determine how much to charge.  One way is by determining the level of care your loved one needs on a daily basis and the other is by charging for each task […]