This is a companion article to The Most Important Reason to Talk to Your Parents About Their Future. Mom and Dad were so excited to have their daughter, Anna, and her family visit. They missed seeing her and with the grandchildren nearly grown they welcomed the opportunity to hear about their dreams and aspirations. BUT…there […]
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This is a companion article to Asking For Help Keeps Seniors In Control. Anna was looking forward to visiting her parents. Even though they kept in touch frequently by phone and video calls, it wasn’t the same as “being there.” She often asked how things were going and her folks always assured her they were […]
Surveys tell us that 80% of seniors want to stay in their homes, but less than half of those think they will be able to do so in the event of future physical limitations, mental decline, financial concerns OR EVEN loneliness. Clearly there is a gap between what people hope for and what they will […]
“When it became clear that my mother, Linda, would no longer be able to live on her own after a serious fall, she moved from her home to live with me so she could receive the level of care she needed. However, after more than a year of the house sitting vacant, my challenge was […]
One thing that can make aging difficult is refusing to accept it. This isn’t suggesting that people sit on the porch in a rocking chair and wait for the end to come. It means acknowledging changing abilities, recognizing future needs and creating plans to live the best possible life. Many people make a financial plan […]
You feel like everyone sees it. Your mom (or loved one) needs help. She’s strong and says she’s fine, but you can hear it in her voice. It’s been tough since your dad passed away. You worry about her safety, eating habits and mental health. Every time you bring up the idea of change, any […]