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

Why Aren’t More Veterans Using VA Aid & Attendance?

Do you like riddles and brain teasers? Try this one: When is a government benefit that pays for caregivers, assisted living and a nursing home not a benefit? When hardly any people know they’re entitled to it. It’s been referred to as the best kept secret, even though it’s been in existence since 1953. TheKeep Reading

Does Your Living Will Need Updating?

If you’re like 25- to 30-percent of Americans, you’ve taken the time to prepare a living will, putting to paper your end-of-life wishes. Your forethought is probably a relief to your next of kin who otherwise might have been burdened with making life-or-death medical decisions for you. However, a common problem that’s now being regularlyKeep Reading