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...
Will I Need To Pay My Parent’s Nursing Home Bill?

Will I Need To Pay My Parent’s Nursing Home Bill?

The decision to place a parent into a nursing home for full-time care can often be wrought with a range of emotions, including sadness, worry, stress, and guilt. On top of those emotions, there may also be an overwhelming concern about the cost of nursing home care and how those bills are going to be paid. Will you be on the hook for your parent’s nursing home bill if he or she cannot afford it? The short answer is: probably not, but you should...
How to Find Quality Elder Caregivers

How to Find Quality Elder Caregivers

Hiring a quality caregiver to assist an elder loved one can be easier said than done in Florida. While there may be no shortage of paid caregiving services in a given area, finding the right fit is what really matters. There are many ways to hire a caregiver. One way is to contact a home care agency located near your elder loved one. A simple internet search could lead to any number of options. Let us share several questions to keep in mind...
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...