January 9, 2019
Senior Couple Bouncing On Trampoline In Garden

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
Old Age. Nice Elderly Man Looking At You While Standing In The K

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
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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
Something Different Road Sign

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
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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
Power Of Attorney

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 […]