Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

After a continued period of social distancing, traveling restrictions, and limited opportunities to see loved ones in person, were you able to visit with your aging parent during the holidays? Even though technology has enabled many of us to remain connected, there are certain things that you can do, or that are easier to notice, in person. When you are visiting in person with an aging parent, it is important to pay attention to even the...
The End of the Year Long-Term Care Planning Checklist

The End of the Year Long-Term Care Planning Checklist

When it comes to your loved ones, that you care most about, you want the best for them. During this December one of the best gifts you can give is that of your time. Although it seems like a simple gift, it is one of the most valuable. During time spent, especially with parents and grandparents, you can take the time to learn how they are doing and talk to them about long-term planning.  While it is true that this is a subject that most of us...
What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

Are you planning to discuss long-term care with your parents during the holiday season?  What exactly is long-term care planning?  The National Institute on Aging defines long-term care planning as steps to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a long or short period of time. With the help of these services, people may be able to live as independently and safely as possible even though they can no longer perform...
How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Has your aging parent recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease?  Do you know what Alzheimer’s Disease is?  Do you know what the impact of this diagnosis may be?  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and worsen over time.  The end-stages of the disease can become life-threatening. Although...
What To Do When Medicare Will Not Pay the Costs of Long-Term Care

What To Do When Medicare Will Not Pay the Costs of Long-Term Care

There is no question that Florida seniors are living longer and longer and, while many people focus on planning for retirement, they often forget about the importance of planning for long-term care. Long-term care is the care Older Americans may need if the time should come that they are unable to care for themselves. This possibility can be hard to face as you age, and it is even harder to comprehend that the time to plan is when you are...