Betsy Gold

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.

12 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Caregiver

Caregiver Gifts

Spend a little extra time this season to show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift to thank your caregiver for all they’ve done for you or your parents or your child.

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.

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?

Bone and Joint Action Week Promotes Healthy Habits for Seniors

Bone and joint health doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis affect nearly three out of four Americans over age 65.

When Your Senior Needs Care, You Need a Support Network

Finding care for your aging parent is a huge responsibility, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Can your mom age in place, or do you need to consider a residential facility? Should you hire a private caregiver or a licensed home health aide?

Can I Ask My Mom’s Caregiver to Vacuum the House?

Two of the biggest advantages of hiring a private caregiver are control and choice. You and your caregiver simply agree to the terms of work – including services, hours, and pay rate – and get started.

How to Protect Your Senior from Financial Abuse

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

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