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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 […]

Is my Mom in the right place?

Is my Mom in the right place?

My siblings and I have had a love/hate relationship with my parents retirement community.  I know that our journey would have been infinitely more difficult had our parents not made this choice. The fact that the community stepped in and forced them to move into Assisted Living saved us from having to petition the court […]

Finding $2,500 of my Dad’s in Kansas

Finding $2,500 of my Dad’s in Kansas

Stepping in to assist a parent is an overwhelming task. Trying to organize my parents medical, financial, personal and household papers was a job requirement. I needed an easy way to collect and document the information so I could easily find it as well as hand it off to a sibling who came to town to […]