This week we will continue our discussion on Guardianship and Conservatorship. They are two separate powers that can be sought together in one petition or individually if only one is needed. Let’s discuss guardianship in depth What are the powers of a Guardian? Guardianship gives the guardian the right to manage the ward’s health and…Read More
The Sandwich Generation is defined as a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for raising their own children AND for the care of their aging parents. According to National Alliance for Caregiving, 9.3-million Americans are part of the “Sandwich Generation,” who are caregiving during their peak career years. The challenge of navigating life in…Read More
The MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have shed significant light on some of the structural inequality we face in America. Incremental progress has been slowed even further by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hard to believe the dismal statistics showing the financial vulnerability aging women face due to a lifetime of gender inequality. Making…Read More
Seniors and those at a higher risk for contracting the virus should stay home if they don’t have to go out. However, that may not be an option for everyone. For those who don’t have loved ones nearby to assist with tasks like grocery shopping or banking, it is especially important to exercise caution when…Read More
Our clients, like most of your parents and loved ones, are facing a serious threat. COVID-19 is especially fatal for older adults and those with co-morbid conditions. This serious threat requires serious action. Everyone, and especially seniors, should interact with as few people as possible. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has…Read More
One major concern for vulnerable older adults is financial exploitation. Almost daily, we hear stories of older adults being taken advantage of or falling for a financial scheme. Financial exploitation of older adults is pervasive, expensive, and difficult to detect. As NPR reported, “as we get older, we become more vulnerable to fraud in so…Read More
Sometimes the best you can do is just not very good. Caring for an ill or elderly loved one, running a household, working full or part-time, and keeping yourself together can be very stressful. You wake early in the morning, your to-do list is already overflowing, and you just remembered the things you forgot to…Read More
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