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Beware of “The Sweetheart Scam” Targeting Aging Parents During Covid Isolation

Beware of “The Sweetheart Scam” Targeting Aging Parents During Covid Isolation By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com Covid restrictions for those over 65 have greatly impacted lonely seniors stuck at home. Widowed aging parents may suffer most, with no one to touch them, be with them, or pay much regular…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
January 31, 2021
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Aging Parents, Isolation And The Painful Family Holiday Choices

This is the strangest holiday season of a lifetime, isn’t it? We get warnings about not visiting during holidays of all kinds and the rates of infection keep going up. Given that it’s inarguable now that the rates of infection by Covid-19, hospitalizations and ICU admissions are worse that ever,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 15, 2020
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Elder Alone: Horrible Case of Neglect and Caregiver Abuse

Your aging parents may be okay right now, but how about other relatives? How about that isolated neighbor who lives alone and has no one nearby? This is a shocking real case we encountered at AgingParents.com where we address crises and questions about elders.  The names are changed and the…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 11, 2020
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Longevity: Do You Really Want It?

Longevity: Do You Really Want It? Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. We're thinking about longevity a lot more when we visit Mikol's Mom, Alice who is 91. She has friends who are 96 and 98.  Still going.  Is it all that great to live that long?   For Alice,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 27, 2020
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Some Feel Good News: An Uplifting Feat By A Centenarian

By Carolyn L Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, Consultant, AgingParents.com Captain Ton With daily news of how many new COVID-19 cases we see and reports of how many deaths are happening, it’s a nice break to hear of a sweet and uplifting story. At AgingParents.com, we often focus on elders and their…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
May 30, 2020
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Five Ways Nursing Homes Can Stop The Tragic Spread Of COVID-19

COVID-19 is particularly dangerous to our nation’s most vulnerable: those living in nursing homes. In some places, a state’s death rate from the disease is about 40-50% of all deaths from this pandemic. According to the Washington Post, the World Health Organization reported that almost half of the deaths from…
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Vulnerable Aging Parents? Help Them With Legal Paperwork Now

Just about everyone understands that our elders are at greater risk because of the corona virus. The facts are inescapable: risk of serious illness is worse for those over 65, especially with other medical conditions like high blood pressure as one example. Vulnerability to COVID-19 is highest for those 85…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 30, 2020
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Start The New Year Right With Your Aging Loved Ones

Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can adopt—keep closer tabs on your aging parents. If they’re generally doing ok, you may not think they need close monitoring. But aging is sneaky and can rob a person of the alertness needed to fend of financial abusers. Resolve to zoom in with…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
January 6, 2020
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The Case of the Dangerous Driving Mom and Her Daughter

Here at AgingParents.com we offer expert advice for those who have aging loved ones. Usually it’s the adult child who contacts us to set up an appointment. A woman called with this concern:  “I’m worried about my mom’s driving” she said. I asked her about what caused her worries. She…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 9, 2019
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Here’s The Newest Utility Bill Scam

Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com We live in a county with a high number of older residents. A neighbor recently alerted all in our area to yet another scam she had encountered, targeting the unsuspecting. Here’s how it works: The scammer makes a threatening phone call to a…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
May 30, 2019