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Danger: Can You Stop Aging Parents’ Overspending, Running Low On Funds?

Briana called in distress. She was feeling panicky and angry. Her 80-year-old mother, Rhonda, had just bought another new car she could not afford. Briana explained that her mother’s funds were limited, but she kept insisting on living the life she had before her husband passed. Her parents had…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 11, 2022
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Frustration For Families: Law Enforcement Isn’t Pursuing Financial Elder Abusers

Families are frustrated. When someone thinks a person is taking financial advantage of an aging parent, the public message is an urge to report to Adult Protective Services. APS, sometimes called by other names, is a local government entity tasked with investigating complaints about elders. They, in turn can report…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 27, 2022
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Correct This Mistake With Aging Parents Before It’s Too Late

Correct This Mistake With Aging Parents Before It’s Too Late Parents often want to be fair with their adult kids and may want to appoint them together on legal documents when they do their estate planning. That means that the adult children will have “equal decision-making ability” on things like…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 11, 2022
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Hard Conversations About End Of Life Wishes: Should Young Adults Be Included?

Hard Conversations About End Of Life Wishes: Should Young Adults Be Included? Talking about one’s end of life wishes is typically uncomfortable for most. We think of the subject as one for our aging parents to have with us when they are “old”. We don’t usually think it is a…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 11, 2022
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Aging Parents With Dementia: Preparing For The Long Goodbye

It seems that we hear of yet another family facing dementia just about every day at We’re consultants in healthcare and legal matters of aging. Adult children, and sometimes spouses, want to understand options about how to pay for care, what to do with sibling fights about their elders,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 21, 2022
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Myth: There Must Be A Great Care Place For Low Income Aging Parents

We hear it all too often at from the adult children with aging loved ones. They consult with us and want advice about where to find a place to care for the aging parent. They mention that their parent lives on Social Security, or has little savings or doesn’t…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
February 17, 2022