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...
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...
Three Ways Technology is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

Three Ways Technology is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

Have you considered that aging in place may be easier when seniors have the right technology to support the endeavor? Technology can help lessen social isolation, ensure home safety, and support their health and wellness. Discuss whether certain apps or devices might help your loved one stay safe and healthy, and consult with his or her primary care practitioner to identify areas where technology may help now, and in the future. ...
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...