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13 Misconceptions About Healthcare for Your Aging Parents

What happens if a loved one can’t drive any longer? Or can’t stay home alone? What if they suffer a sudden stroke? Or maybe experience a gradual decline due to dementia, heart problems, or poor vision? DEATH PLANNING is what most people do. BUT WHAT ABOUT LIFE PLANNING? Isn’t that essential too? Having a Will is […]

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13 Misconceptions About Healthcare for Your Aging Parents

What happens if a loved one can’t drive any longer? Or can’t stay home alone? What if they suffer a sudden stroke? Or maybe experience a gradual decline due to dementia, heart problems, or poor vision? DEATH PLANNING is what most people do. BUT WHAT ABOUT LIFE PLANNING? Isn’t that essential too? Having a Will is […]

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13 Misconceptions About Healthcare for Your Aging Parents

What happens if a loved one can’t drive any longer? Or can’t stay home alone? What if they suffer a sudden stroke? Or maybe experience a gradual decline due to dementia, heart problems, or poor vision? DEATH PLANNING is what most people do. BUT WHAT ABOUT LIFE PLANNING? Isn’t that essential too? Having a Will is […]

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13 Misconceptions About Healthcare for Your Aging Parents

What happens if a loved one can’t drive any longer? Or can’t stay home alone? What if they suffer a sudden stroke? Or maybe experience a gradual decline due to dementia, heart problems, or poor vision? DEATH PLANNING is what most people do. BUT WHAT ABOUT LIFE PLANNING? Isn’t that essential too? Having a Will is […]

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9 Communication Strategies for Dealing With Aging Parents

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”  ~Bette Davis I’m sure nearly all of us can conjure up a difficult or frustrating conversation that we’ve had with aging parents or grandparents. It can be challenging even on a good day, but throw in medical decisions, independence issues, driving, etc. and it can be downright difficult […]

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Caring for Your Aging Parents

Are you the primary sibling who bears the burden of care for your parents? Are you concerned about whether your parents’ finances are being handled properly? Do you think your parents should consider alternative living arrangements (such as assisted living), but they refuse? Are you doing your best to respect your parents’ independence and wishes […]

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Aging and Alone: 7 Steps to Protect Yourself

In a previous post, we talked about a growing segment of people who are aging alone without the help of their adult children (either because they don’t have children or their children live very far away). These seniors face unique challenges in their 70’s and 80’s. To read about those four challenges, click here. With proper planning, […]

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4 Challenges of Aging Alone

There’s a growing segment of people who are aging without the help of their adult children (either because they don’t have children or because their children live far away). Read on to learn more about the challenges this group faces. People are living longer than ever before in history. People are having less children. And […]