Warning Signs Your Aging Parent May Need Memory Care Soon

Warning Signs Your Aging Parent May Need Memory Care Soon

Becoming more forgetful can be as natural a symptom of aging as gray hair. How do you decipher this forgetfulness from more serious symptoms of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia that may require a greater level of care? Let us review warning signs your aging parent may need memory care soon. If your parent has been repeatedly asking the same question or losing his or her train of thought mid-sentence, this can be a warning sign. If your...
Don’t Let Mom Lose Her Life Savings to a Nursing Home

Don’t Let Mom Lose Her Life Savings to a Nursing Home

Nursing home care is often costly and can eat away at your aging mother’s life savings. With careful planning, did you know there are programs that may alleviate the cost, and there are financial planning strategies that can protect the bulk of her savings? It can be important to start planning early. Ideally, you would have at least five years to plan before nursing home care is needed. Even if you do not have that much time, it may not be too...
How to Help Aging Parents on National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

How to Help Aging Parents on National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

Do you have aging parents? If so, this year, April 16th is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day, which can be important for several reasons. Many seniors have a collection of unused medications, including prescription pain medications, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxants. What these drugs share in common may be that they are prone to abuse. Family members with dependency issues, or even younger family members interested in...
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...