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...
3 Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent Choose a Medicare Plan During Annual Open Enrollment

3 Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent Choose a Medicare Plan During Annual Open Enrollment

Are you caring for a Florida senior right now? Caregiving can be one of the most thankless and challenging roles that any adult child has to face. While it can also be one of the most rewarding, this becomes more complicated when you think about the potentially increasing health care needs of your aging parent. What does your father need for his diabetes? How will you make sure your mother has the right primary care physician not only now but...
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...