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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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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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What Can You Say To An Aging Parent Who Is Dying?

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney Alice Davis 96 years Death and dying are almost taboo to talk about. Since most folks avoid this topic altogether, we at AgingParents.com thought it deserved some attention. We personally had to face a conversation about it during the last part of my…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 16, 2019
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Does retirement mean we're getting OLD?

Ah, retirement.  Most look forward to a time of enjoyment of life and everyone wants to age successfully in retirement.  Do we ever really consider what it takes to age successfully?  It is a new responsibility that few of us consider in our vision of how we expect to live…
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What If You Try To Help Your Aging Parent With Dementia And No One Listens?

Hi, Carolyn here. I hope you are doing well and getting through your day. Today we’re discussing frustrations with the healthcare directive (a document that enables you to act on another person's behalf for healthcare decisions).  Sometimes its also called a healthcare power of attorney, or a living will.  Not…
Mikol Davis
March 31, 2014
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Shocking True Story: The Nurse Who Refused to Give CPR to an Elder: Elder Then Died

Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. As a nurse and attorney, I can tell you I really had a problem reading about a nurse who refused to give CPR to a dying resident in the seniors' community where she worked. I got a sick feeling in my stomach.  But there…
Mikol Davis
February 25, 2014
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Make It Easier For Your Adult Children: A New Year’s Resolution

Only about 25% of older adults have taken the time to think about what would happen if they became incapacitated, and have filled out a healthcare directive. This seems pretty unfair to their adult children. Why put the burden on the kids? Each person has the right to decide what…
Mikol Davis
December 7, 2013
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Are Health Care Directives Worth The Paper They're Written On?

Are Health Care Directives Worth The Paper They're Written On?  HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES ONLY WORK IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THEM    1. What is a healthcare directive anyway?   It is a legal document that a person signs, specifying his or her wishes if the person becomes incapacitated and…
Mikol Davis
November 27, 2013