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Is someone taking advantage of a loved one?

Is someone taking advantage of a loved one?

I see reports about fraud in the family and am never sure who has the right stats. The National Council of Aging reports one set of metrics, and a recent report from AARP says that 75 percent of the abuse is committed by family, friend, or neighbor. Regardless of the figures, I hope that everyone […]

How do if know if a community is a safe place for mom or dad?

My parents tried to get ahead of having one of us choose a community to help with their care. The bought into a Life Care Community in 1998. However, they never really wanted to live there. It got comical when they told us they didn’t want to really move in yet because that is where […]

How often should I visit?

How often should I visit?

It is tough to know how often you should visit a loved one with dementia. Only you know what is right.

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 […]

How to Screen Out Crooked Callers

How to Screen Out Crooked Callers

Four simple ways to block unwanted phone calls.

Caregiving or Enabling?

Caregiving or Enabling?

Is it possible that helping a loved one might actual be helping them maintain an unsafe living situation?

How to Fight Elder Fraud

How to Fight Elder Fraud

The High Cost of Elder Fraud – $36 Billion a Year and Most of it is being given away willingly.