Who’s taking care of Mom and Dad? Use this checklist to get the best.

I’ve had the personal experience of working with my Aunt to hire In Home Health care on two separate occasions. One, when she was living in her apartment and the other when she was in Assisted Living and the facility could not provide the extra care she was requiring. Both…

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Being Mindful about Memory Care

Dementia is a general term for decline in mental abilities resulting in the memory loss and behavior changes resulting in significant to severe changes in everyday living. There are many causes for this disease. Those that I list below are diseases that cause dementia. The top four are non reversible,…

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The Cost Behind Assisted Living

Dr. Keren Brown Wilson spearheaded and worked to fund the first Assisted Living Facility (ALF) in Portland, OR in 1981. She attributed her inspiration to that of her mother who resided in a nursing home due to her frail physicality. Her cornerstone was built around home, hospitality and health; and…

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Don’t Leave Me Now!

None of us want to break up our parents’ living situation, especially if all has gone well overall. But there may come a time, when you or your parents are faced with a decision of having to consider different options due to health. There are more choices available today then…

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Your chance to grill Mom and Dad

Here are some basic questions to ask your loved ones in relation to insurance coverage. This doesn’t have to be hard nor does it need to be done at one meeting. When being proactive, you do have time on your side. Consider having a discussion beforehand about why you’d like…

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Checking in with the ‘Rents

While your dinner is grilling and you sit back to enjoy nature; it can be an easy-going time to open a conversation by asking your parents how they are enjoying their health insurance coverage. I find it helpful to offer my experience by sharing a story of maneuvering a challenge…

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What do Alien Abduction and Zombie Fund have in common?

Apart from a decent B Movie connection, they are also insurance policy options. While none of my clients have asked me to delve into a bit of research on what these would entail; it got me thinking. Insurance is a main staple in our lives, which consists of the basic…

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Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey

Today’s sentimental journey is an ‘Ethical Will’. It’s a personalized sharing or documented communication of your elder’s values. It’s a sharing of their legacy, life lessons or moral code/beliefs.  This is an incredible way to capture your family history to be handed down to current and future generations. I sat down with my 87-year-old…

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