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Overwhelmed by Home Care? We’ve Got No-Nonsense Answers

Are you concerned because your mom is lonely? Maybe she can no longer drive to bingo on Monday evenings and she misses her friends. Or are you worried because your dad doesn’t bathe often enough?

How to Protect Your Senior from Financial Abuse

Is your senior safe from financial abuse? You might be surprised.

Fingerprint Background Checks Are a Must for Caregivers

If you’ve ever watched a crime drama, this scene is probably familiar. A beat cop hustles a criminal into the police station for booking.

How to Obtain Guardianship—and When You Should

Realizing that your parent has become incapable of caring for herself or making reasonable decisions about her property is a heart-wrenching discovery.

Broken Bones and Bank Accounts: Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Burn marks, bruising, poor hygiene, and broken bones are the telltale indicators of physical elder abuse and an astute observer can typically spot these signs easily..

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way in Elder Care, Part 2: Legal and Financial Issues

The medical, legal, and financial aspects of providing long-term care for an aging parent can be daunting.

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way in Elder Care, Part 1: Healthcare Options

Maybe you’ve noticed that mom or dad is “starting to slip.” Or maybe they’ve had a health scare: a fall that didn’t break a hip, or flu that didn’t become pneumonia. Take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief.

Caregiver Cash and Expense Management

Don’t Forget These Minor Costs When Hiring a Caregiver

Christmas Eve? Memorial Day? When to Offer Holiday Pay to Your Caregiver

If you don’t have a holiday pay plan in place with your caregiver, this season is a good time to decide whether you’ll offer holiday pay throughout the year.

Attorneys Prioritize Fighting Elder Abuse

In a national survey of hundreds elder law attorneys across the country conducted in 2014, more than 50% indicated that elder abuse is one of the issues they confront most frequently in their practices.

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