What Is A Personal Services Contract?

Sally may sound like someone familiar. She had to take an early retirement from her office position. She would have preferred to have continued working, but had other obligations. Instead of working eight hours in a cubicle, taking care of her parents occupies her time. Her schedule consists of taking her parents to various doctorKeep Reading

What Happens If You Were Denied For VA Aid & Attendance?

Your father is a proud Korean War Army veteran, but his health is starting to cause concern. Dad wants to stay at home for as long as possible, and one solution is the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit. The paperwork is submitted, and three months later you receive word that Dad’s request hasKeep Reading

What Are The Signs My Family Member Needs Help?

Maybe you’ve noticed that Dad’s unopened mail is starting to pile up by the front door. Or Grandma, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled or dirty clothes and not doing her hair. Perhaps there are bruises on your parent’s arms. When you bring up the subject, you hear, “Everything is fine. There’s noKeep Reading

What Happens When You Have To Manage Your Parents Finances

In the back of your head, you knew the role reversal would eventually happen: you’re now carrying for your aging parents. But the inevitable happened sooner than expected, and you’re flying by the seat of your pants. Not only are you worried about doctors’ visits and wrangling with the issue if one or both parentsKeep Reading

Are You A Shoebox Widow or Widower?

Here’s a story you might be familiar with: John and Mary have been married for 62 years when Mary was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and had to go into a nursing home. The household responsibilities now fall to John, including paying the bills. The problem is, in those 62 years of marriage, John never paid oneKeep Reading