Caring for our senior loved ones is, in some ways, similar to a multifaceted jewel for family caregivers. There are so many fine details that we must carefully consider and oversee for them to shine and keep them safe as they age. One of the most fragile and treacherous points of care is our seniors’ … Read moreProtecting Seniors’ Financial Well-Being
If you asked your senior loved one what they want in the town where they currently live to be happy and meet all their needs, do you know what they would answer? Would they want a Walmart or a hospital? Would they want a doctor or a movie theater? Would they have to have a … Read moreLivability Index – Is Your Senior’s City Livable for Aging in Place?
Ugh…the thought of our senior loved ones not having enough money to cover their basic needs such as shelter, food and health is something we don’t even want to consider. Far too many family caregivers have that worry regarding aging loved ones, however. Our seniors wish to age in place and we are making that … Read moreFinancial Aspects of Aging in Place: Helping Seniors Manage & More
Family caregivers are, by our nature, fixers. We want to be sure that we are doing and getting the very best for our senior loved ones no matter what the situation brings. There are, of course, the usual day to day roles we play as caregivers just making sure our loved ones are safe, healthy … Read moreSeniors’ Legal Issues: Steps & Tips for When an Elder Law Attorney is Needed
In a recent Senior Care Corner Radio Show, we reported a news story about a durable medical equipment (sometimes referred to as DME) provider being fined for fraudulent Medicare claims for power scooters. While many who this provider gave no- or low-cost scooters paid for by Medicare that were not deemed eligible, there are many … Read moreMedicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment for Seniors
Caregivers, especially those who have been responsible for aging parents for a long time, have typically spent some of their own money to help provide care. While some seniors may have put aside money for their golden years or have purchased long term care insurance, many have few resources and those they were counting on … Read moreWill You Be Responsible for Repaying Medicaid for Your Parents’ Bills?
We’re are concerned about keeping our finances strong and hope to retire with enough money to be happy and healthy. This may not be easy, especially for our senior loved ones who have not been putting away enough for retirement or survive hits such as those from health issues or downturns in the economy. Our … Read more9 Senior Financial Management Tips for Family Caregivers
Most people, possibly including your senior loved ones, should have a will written to let everyone know what their intentions are for their belongings and assets. Do you know if your senior has created this document, what might be included, who will be responsible when the time comes, and where it is being kept? You … Read moreSeniors (& the Rest of Us) Need a Will