Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Did you know that having a durable power of attorney can be extremely useful for you and your loved ones? A power of attorney grants another person the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf. There may be many circumstances in which you might become unable to make financial or legal decisions on your own behalf, whether due to illness or absence. Having a power of attorney included in your estate plan allows someone you trust to do so...
Three Ways Technology is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

Three Ways Technology is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

Have you considered that aging in place may be easier when seniors have the right technology to support the endeavor? Technology can help lessen social isolation, ensure home safety, and support their health and wellness. Discuss whether certain apps or devices might help your loved one stay safe and healthy, and consult with his or her primary care practitioner to identify areas where technology may help now, and in the future. ...
Tips on Helping a Loved One Deal with Memory Loss

Tips on Helping a Loved One Deal with Memory Loss

When a loved begins to exhibit signs of memory loss by asking the same question repeatedly, forgetting appointments, or how to get to a home they have lived in for years, it can be exceedingly stressful for both the loved one and his or her family members. Are you experiencing this with a loved one? Let us discuss some tips to help.  While it can be difficult to witness the memory decline of a loved one, and your own fear of what you are...
Why Your Aging Parent Needs a Power of Attorney NOW

Why Your Aging Parent Needs a Power of Attorney NOW

Have you heard that one of the most important estate planning documents may be the durable power of attorney? This document can give a trusted adult the ability to manage the affairs of another, should that individual become incapacitated. If there is not a valid power of attorney in place before becoming incapacitated, then the court may appoint a guardian for the individual, and it may not be who the incapacitated person would have...
7 Tips for Helping Your Senior Loved Ones Avoid Isolation During Covid and Beyond

7 Tips for Helping Your Senior Loved Ones Avoid Isolation During Covid and Beyond

Have you considered that isolation among seniors may be very common, even more so right now with pandemic restrictions? Social isolation can significantly impact health, well-being, and quality of life for seniors. Let us take a look at seven ways to help seniors avoid social isolation.  Join the Club. There may be a number of clubs open to seniors that are social in nature, and many senior centers have successfully transferred activities...