Kay H. Bransford

It’s time to lock our credit.

It’s time to lock our credit.

Given the number of breeches, it’s time to take protecting your credit into your own hands.

Honesty and Dementia

I work with a client who has some cognitive impairment and an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. After we work on bill payments and review his accounts, I take the mail to the post office. Well, I took two birthday cards for his daughter, promised to put stamps on them, and mailed then without stamps! I called him […]

Sense of Purpose Equals Happier Seniors

Sense of Purpose Equals Happier Seniors

I’m involved in the local village for my town. We hosted an event with Dr. Atul Gawande, the best-selling author of Being Mortal. Over 300 residents joined us to watch Dr. Gawande talk and discuss how we can prepare my home town of McLean, VA for the rest of our lives. There is no simple […]

Elder Fraud: The Silent Epidemic

Elder Fraud: The Silent Epidemic

Financial fraud is stealing $36 billion from our elders every year. So often, they don’t recognize it or they are too ashamed to tell family members for fear of repercussions. The Equifax breach is just one more in a long line of complications. One of the things you might do for yourself and your loved […]

When an Independent Living Community isn’t always the Right Solution

When an Independent Living Community isn’t always the Right Solution

Sometimes, it might make more sense to bring in help at home than move into a retirement community.

My deceased mom’s accounts were listed on my credit report.

My deceased mom’s accounts were listed on my credit report.

In the wake of the Equifax breach … which joins a long line of security breaks … I suggest you take a look at your own credit report now. I often talk about how to help mom and dad and manage through being the adult family caregiver, and often one of the best things you […]

What can you do when your help is not wanted?

What can you do when your help is not wanted?

When your parent doesn’t want help, sometimes you just have to wait for a failure.