Conservatorship: How to Know If It’s Right for an Older Adult in Your Life

Have you been worried about your mom, dad, or another older adult in your life? Perhaps they seem a little more confused lately, or you’ve noticed them making some questionable decisions. Maybe they’ve even been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or another condition that affects the way their brain functions. You’re concerned about their ability to manage […]

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Senior Home Safety: How to Modify Accommodations for Comfort and Protection

Many older adults approach the idea of long-term care with trepidation1 – and understandably so. Though settings such as retirement communities and assisted living facilities have their benefits, nothing can quite compare with one’s own house. If you’ve discussed the possibility of placement with your loved one, and they are not amenable to the idea, you […]

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Myths about Advance Directives

If you’ve ever spent time in a hospital or rehabilitation center, you’ve probably heard the phrase “advance directive” floating around. Maybe you’ve even wondered what it is. An advance directive is a part of a document outlining your wishes for urgent or end-of-life care. It’s made “in advance” in case you’re unable to verbally communicate […]

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