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Frequently Asked Elder Care Questions / Answers

Frequently Asked Questions About Eldercare What are healthcare directives and why does my elderly parent need it? A healthcare directive is a document your aging parent signs, giving someone else the power to make health and medical decisions if he or she is unable to speak or make decisions. Everyone needs…
Mikol Davis
November 14, 2011
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Avoid the Number One Mistake With Your Healthcare Directive

Before I started in this work, consulting with elders, mediating family disputes, and writing about what I’ve learned, I didn’t have a healthcare directive. Hey, I was in my 50’s, healthy, and expected to live a long time. (I still expect that!). It could wait. But once I began to…
Mikol Davis
November 14, 2011
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A Sure-Fire Strategy To Calm Family Conflicts

We’ve all experienced them. Family conflicts can be some of the most emotionally painful of all. The struggles we have with aging parents are coming up for more of us Boomers because we are getting older. Our parents are living longer and longer. Research shows us that most Boomers still…
Mikol Davis
November 5, 2011
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Five Quick Tips For Handling A Dangerous Older Driver

In the 29 years I handled personal injury cases, most of them were car accidents. I represented injured people hundreds of times. When the victim was hit by an elder or older driver who should never have been driving, I always wondered why no one had taken the car keys…
Mikol Davis
November 3, 2011