1. Advance Directives for Dementia

    I have met with several families over the past few weeks who have been taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia for many, many years. Their loved ones have reached the point where they have pretty much no quality life. They are merely existing - being spoon fed, being sh…Read More

  2. Who needs estate planning?

    You should have a plan if you want to make sure you stay in control of your financial and healthcare decision making in the event of your disability. You should also take the time to plan if you want to make sure your wealth goes to who you want, when you want, the way you want. If you have children…Read More

  3. What is estate planning?

    Estate planning should be a life long process of taking steps to provide for you and the people you love.  You never know when disability will strike. When most people think of estate planning they think about transferring what they own at their death. Another equally important part of planning is …Read More

  4. Talking to your parents about moving from their home

    You've come back from the Thanksgiving Holiday and you are concerned about the safety of your parents who are living alone. What do you do? This article will help you do what I learned at West Point: "choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong." How to Talk to Aging Parents About Moving to …Read More

  5. How To Get Resistant Aging Parents To Talk About The Future

    Do your aging parents resist talking about the future or giving you any of their financial or legal information?  You’re not alone. “The Talk” about the future is off limits for a lot of parents. They are fearful of losing control of their lives.  Many adult children avoid pushing because th…Read More

  6. Should you get professional help filing your Medicaid Application?

    The answer depends on several variables. What is Medicaid? Medicaid is the needs-based health care benefit for persons who do not have health insurance, or whose insurance does not cover what they need, as in the example of custodial long-term care. Many people also need Medicaid to help pay for cus…Read More

  7. Compassion is Key When Talking to Aging Parents

    Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult (and rewarding) jobs on the planet; but sometimes when it comes to strong-willed aging parents, getting them to admit they might need a caregiver is more difficult than the caregiving itself. Take the story of David Solie, published recently in the Los …Read More