Tips for Keeping Elder Adults Safe on the Road

Tips for Keeping Elder Adults Safe on the Road

It is no secret that older drivers can tend to lack the general awareness and reaction time of younger motorists. This does not just make them drive slow, a common complaint, but it can be quite dangerous. Diminished vision, hearing, and cognitive abilities are a normal part of advanced age, but they can make for a bad combination behind the wheel. There are ways elder adults can stay safe on the road, however, short of needing to permanently...
How to Help Protect the Elders You Love From Abuse and Exploitation

How to Help Protect the Elders You Love From Abuse and Exploitation

Did you know that 1 in 10 Older Americans have been victim to some form of elder abuse? Sadly, this is true. In reality, elder abuse can sometimes be difficult to identify. It is a common misconception that elder exploitation is committed by criminals. While there are perpetrators out there who could harm your aging loved one, in reality, most elder abuse is committed by people close to the senior, such as family members and staff members of...
Warning Signs of Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s

Warning Signs of Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s

Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly forgot the reason why you went in there? Do you have trouble remembering where you parked your car in a crowded parking lot? The likely answer is “yes” and we have all been there! When memory loss begins to disrupt your daily life, however, a bigger issue may be at play. Alzheimer’s is a type of brain disease that negatively affects memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Sadly, research tells us...
5 Tips for You When You are Evaluating a Skilled Nursing Facility in the New Year

5 Tips for You When You are Evaluating a Skilled Nursing Facility in the New Year

We know that looking into a skilled nursing facility for a loved one can be a sensitive and difficult topic. Most of our clients share with us that they do not wish for a loved one to have to live outside the home, even when his or her activities of daily living necessitate it. We know just how daunting it can be to learn that not only will this move be necessary but that you will need to find the right place for your loved one. Finding the...
5 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year

5 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year

The holidays are a special time of year for families to gather and spend time together. For parents and grandparents, the holidays can also be an occasion to update an estate plan. Life events, such as the birth of a child or grandchild, may have occurred since an estate plan was last revised. Plus, changes in tax laws, investment markets or the sale of assets may require additional planning. With everyone in the same place, and a new year...