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 […]
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 24, 2018

096 – Resource Spotlight – The Pros and Cons of No Cost Senior Placement Services

No cost senior placement services are very much out there.  Some spend millions of dollars in advertising each year offering to help you find placement for your elderly loved one.  But, you need to be aware of what these are and how they work.  They definitely have some pros and […]