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Wells Fargo Continues to Refuse to Accept my Durable Power of Attorney

Wells Fargo Continues to Refuse to Accept my Durable Power of Attorney

Last Friday I posted Will Wells Fargo Accept Your Power of Attorney? Most people are shocked to hear that many banks will freely, but politely, decline to accept a durable power of attorney (DPOA). This is not the first financial services firm to say no. Three years ago Fidelity told me they would not accept […]

Lost in Translation: Recognizing the language barriers and today’s caregivers

Lost in Translation: Recognizing the language barriers and today’s caregivers

Over the past year, I have interacted with at least 20 different individuals who have been involved in the care of my mom in which english was a second language. There were several phone calls where I had a very difficult time understanding the person calling to report on my mom. I also witnessed several […]

Others step in when you need it most on the caregiving journey

Others step in when you need it most on the caregiving journey

I was recently asked about my caregiving journey. It’s been long, strenuous, challenging, rewarding, heart-breaking, fulfilling, and relentless. We recently moved mom to a new community focused on caring for those with dementia. I immediately lost one of our long-term caregivers, and then a second regular within the first two weeks. My mom’s not integrating […]

Taming the Internet: Keeping Track of Online Passcodes

Taming the Internet: Keeping Track of Online Passcodes

The average adult has more than 28 online accounts and passcodes to manage. Most of us keep this in our head, on our mobile phone, under the keyboard … which does not make it a fool-proof system for you to manage. What many of us don’t know is what would happen to our online accounts […]

What the death of Robin Williams can teach us

What the death of Robin Williams can teach us

By all accounts, Robin Williams had his estate plan zipped-up. He had a will and trust and even named professional trustees, so why is the family at odds over things after his death? Grief impacts everyone very differently. As a suicide, it’s not just sudden but the nature of the death can complicate the grieving […]

A ride on the caregiving roller coaster

A ride on the caregiving roller coaster

When I was touring new facilities for my mom, I recall seeing several residents with soft-looking padding around their arms. One of my tour guides saw my perplexed look and explained that the resident suffered from skin tears and the thing that looked almost like a soft-cast protected her tear from worsening as well as […]

AARP’s Caregiving Story Campaign: Kay from Virginia

AARP’s Caregiving Story Campaign: Kay from Virginia

  AARP is running a campaign “I ❤ Caregivers”. I shared my story and hope you will consider sharing yours. I am your classic sandwich generation caregiver. A few years ago, my parents started to change, subtly at first. My Mom didn’t recognize an old family recipe I made (my cooking is not THAT bad) […]