Important Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents

Important Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents

For many of us, the time may come when we may have to face the difficult task of discussing future plans with our aging parents. It may be imperative that we do have this conversation, though, as we try to help them secure their future.  We also want to avoid unnecessary difficulties along the way, especially if they become sick and need long term care. Even though it can be a tough conversation, there may be some things that you can...
Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe During Hurricane Season

Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe During Hurricane Season

Major weather events, like hurricanes, are challenging for everybody. Have you considered, however, that seniors or anyone who struggles with health issues or limited mobility, the concern can be even greater?  With the added worry of COVID-19, it can be vital to ensure you are exceptionally well-prepared, as healthcare systems may be already strained and may become even more so in the wake of a major storm.  As we head into hurricane...
Estate Planning: Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan for the Future

Estate Planning: Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan for the Future

Do you avoid talking to your parents about their estate plan? Most of us do not want to consider the implications of planning for our parents’ estate. Despite the delicacy of this matter, it is a conversation that must happen. Having a plan in place helps ensure that their final wishes are respected and will help everyone feel more at ease about the process, and the future. Let us discuss a few ways that you can help your elderly parents...
Families Should Avoid These Common Health Care Mistakes Right Now

Families Should Avoid These Common Health Care Mistakes Right Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and the collective health of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Seniors are among the most vulnerable, and tragedy has hit far too many families. Accordingly, the crisis has had the effect of bringing health care estate planning into focus. Many people think of estate planning as involving wills, trusts, and future tax avoidance strategies, but did you know that establishing health care...
5 Tips for Helping an Aging Parent Who Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

5 Tips for Helping an Aging Parent Who Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Did you know that there are currently more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? While there is no known cure, it is widely understood that the number one risk factor is advanced age. Family caregivers can play a critical role in supporting an impacted senior’s long-term well-being and there are many resources available to help them.  June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In honor of millions...
National Elder Law Month Provides Much Needed Resources for Seniors

National Elder Law Month Provides Much Needed Resources for Seniors

Put simply, May is for seniors. Since 1963, every May has been designated Older Americans Month and National Elder Law Month. The idea has been to both celebrate seniors and provide them with both education and much-needed legal resources for a wide range of senior-specific issues. The U.S. Administration for Community Living leads the annual observance of Older Americans Month. The occasion is devoted to honoring seniors through...