Beware the Heat!

Beware the Heat!

Summer is a time that can be particularly challenging for the elderly. For example, two health-related illnesses – heat exhaustion and heat stroke – can happen with little notice. Both can signal health emergencies that require immediate attention. Early recognition...
The Realities of Long Term Care Costs

The Realities of Long Term Care Costs

Most of us do not prepare for getting old. A particular area of inattention is the cost of long-term care. The majority of Americans will at some point in their lives need long-term care, but few are planning for it. One mistaken belief is that Medicare and other...
Having the “Talk” With Elderly Parents

Having the “Talk” With Elderly Parents

A Sensitive Encounter How do you start to talk with elderly parents about the future? Probably nothing makes adult children more nervous because we fear the resistance, we fear starting a conflict and we fear the deadly silence. For sure, adult children and their...
New Job Description: Elder Caregiver

New Job Description: Elder Caregiver

All over the nation families are facing new responsibilities: caring for a loved one who can no longer do for themselves things that they were the best at in their family. You remember those delicious meals she cooked every day when you were growing up. How she...
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