As children grow apart both geographically and emotionally, the sibling rivalry can rear its ugly head when a parent(s) is disabled or easily manipulated. For example, Mom is living with her daughter. Mom’s son wants to visit Mom Continue reading →
Many families gather together to share in this wondrous and magical time of the holiday season, but it can also be a time to address important family topics — estate planning or elder care needs. While all are together, begin Continue reading →
Of all the challenging decisions involving a senior, the hardest has to be the maze of choices involving care options. When a senior lacks mental or physical capacity to live alone, the choices are not obvious. Can the senior continue to stay home with a little extra help? Are personal care homes capable of providing appropriate medical care? Will the high quality of life focus provided by assisted living facilities deplete the senior’s lifetime savings available? Do the long-term care needs of the senior justify the high costs of 24-hour skilled care of a nursing home? Can the senior’s funds be used to make improvements to a child’s home to allow the senior to move in (e.g. in-law suite)?