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Archive for July 2009

Tracey Fieber
New Faces of Retirement

Too many people have an up-and-down flow of friends, especially SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs and professionals.  Some months they have almost too many things to do, places to go, and people to see, and are WAY too busy, and other months, they’re feeling like famine, wishing they had people to do things with. I’ve been there in the past, and there’s nothing worse than experiencing those two extremes on a regular basis. It’ll make you want to go back to a regular job for good, just for the consistent comraderie! (NOT ME!). Read the rest of this entry »

Yale Hauptman
Hauptman Law – Elder Law Specialists

As long term care needs increase and families want to keep their loved ones at home, hiring home health aides often becomes necessary. Paying an aide, however, if not done correctly, can cause Medicaid ineligibility years later, after funds run out. Consider the following very common scenario. Read the rest of this entry »

Mollie Beatty
Security One Lending

By now you probably have heard something about reverse mortgages. This article will give you a brief synopsis. If you are 62 or older, a homeowner with sufficient equity to pay off an existing mortgage or if your home is paid for, then you can benefit from a reverse mortgage. That’s it, it is that simple. I can say that because my parents obtained a reverse mortgage, being my father’s power of attorney I was involved from the first visit to my parent’s home and the reverse mortgage advisor explaining the wonderful benefits of a reverse mortgage, to closing the loan at my parent’s home. Yes, all parties involved, from the reverse mortgage advisor, to the closing attorney, come to you (when you use Security One Lending). Read the rest of this entry »

Sheri Samotin
Life Bridge Solutions

If you are the adult child of an aging parent, you have probably asked yourself, “How do I know what type of help my aging parent needs?” Unless you are a senior resource professional, sorting this out can often seem overwhelming. So, here are six questions to ask to help sort it all out.

  • What is my parent’s physical condition?
  • What is my parent’s emotional condition?
  • What is my parent’s cognitive level?
  • What financial resources are available to pay for help?
  • What human resources are available to provide help?
  • What input has my parent given on the entire topic? Read the rest of this entry »

As caregivers, we need to be on the lookout for how medications are delivered.   Thanks to Diane Carbo of Aging Home Health Care,  the following suggestions make a few common  issues much easier to understand and cope with.

Safe Medication Procedures: Read the rest of this entry »


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