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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 AgingParents.com. 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 AgingParents.com 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
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Can Your Aging Parent’s Live-In Partner Take Financial Advantage Of Your Loved One?

Dementia can disrupt even the coziest living arrangements between unmarried older adults. Cognitive impairment can set your aging parent up for financial manipulation. It’s very convenient for the live-in boyfriend or girlfriend to get into the partner’s bank account by coaching the impaired one to go the bank and take…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 15, 2021
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Financial Elder Abuse: Why Reporting It Leads To Family Frustration

Financial Elder Abuse: Why Reporting It Leads To Family Frustration As a consultant to families with aging parents, I hear a lot about abuse of elders, particularly by family members. There are the “good son, bad son” stories and their counterparts of “good sister, bad sister” scenarios. In most cases,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 24, 2020
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Removing Secrecy In Nursing Home Wrongdoing

After 25 years without changes in basic rules, the nursing home industry is finally being forced to reveal hidden wrongs that happen to residents. Nursing Home Until now, consumers were required to sign arbitration agreements when they were admitted to a nursing home. Taking a loved one to a nursing…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 5, 2016
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Is Your Aging Parent Safe From Family Predators?

          This really happened. If you had this 91 year old client, what would you do?  Emma liked to play the sweepstakes.  But her memory was starting to decline. A lot.  When it came to her bank account, she forgot to check her statements as she had always done.  Odd…