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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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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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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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Power Blackouts: Aging Parents at Risk

Imagine your aging parent or other loved one living alone and losing power from a natural disaster or an intentional blackout. What would they do? It’s fire season in California and with it come massive preventive power cutoffs from the largest utility company. There are lessons for all of us…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 2, 2019
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A Remedy For Isolated Aging Parents

By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2060, nearly twenty-five percent of Americans will be age 65 and above.  At the same point, the number of people age 85 and older will triple. What will they all be doing in those long retirement years? Will our…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 30, 2019
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The Worst Excuse For Not Protecting A Vulnerable Parent

 This one shocked me.   Here at AgingParents.com we've been hearing elder abuse tales for a long time, but I was stunned when I heard this. A family of 3 siblings has been worried  about their widowed father, who lives alone in the country. He is very comfortable, but not extremely…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
June 26, 2014