Kay H. Bransford

The indignity of aging: Predatory Home Service Providers

The indignity of aging: Predatory Home Service Providers

Sadly, some companies are taking advantage of their elders.

The indignity of aging: Caregiver Exploitation

The indignity of aging: Caregiver Exploitation

In the past few weeks, I’ve been involved with three older adults who have been the victim of fraud and exploitation and it’s both fueling my commitment to serving older adults and whittling away my belief in humanity. It’s been distressing and discouraging on many levels. Every year, the National Council on Aging predicts that […]

I’m ready to die

I’m ready to die

I’d love to have the option to choose an ending on my terms.

Mom is back in the hospital

Mom is back in the hospital

When the primary caregiver fails, it’s really hard to quickly pick up the pieces. In this case, Mom has been caring for Dad with Alzheimer’s, but now Mom has health issues that landed her in the hospital. If the caregiver ends up in the hospital, the mad scramble from Plan B begins.  Most families are […]

A Funny Video on How to Start the Conversation about End of Life Wishes

A Funny Video on How to Start the Conversation about End of Life Wishes

We avoid this conversation, but I know the guilt caregivers feel when they aren’t sure if they are doing the right thing for their loved ones. It’s time for us to start having the discussion about end of life wishes since 9 out of 10 American’s will need someone to speak on our behalf before […]

When a Credit Freeze Makes Sense

When a Credit Freeze Makes Sense

There is now no charge to freeze your credit and for many, it makes sense to do it now.

Driving, Dementia, and the Right to Drive

Driving, Dementia, and the Right to Drive

Kids want their parents to be safe, and their parents want to maintain their independence.