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
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,
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
What To Do When Your Aging Parent Is No Longer Safe Living Alone But Refuses To Move Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com “My mom is not safe by
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Most of us understand how pets bring joy to people and why they are important. This is particularly true for older folks who may have lost loved ones and who
By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com My mother in law, Alice, 95, was looking forward to getting fixed up and going to the birthday party for her friend
By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney Many of us are probably unfamiliar with the concept of care managers. That may be because geriatric care management is not a clear-cut,
By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, consultant When asked, about 90% of elders will say that they don’t want to go to any kind of “home” as they get
Women in our country have gotten a lot of attention lately with focus on sexual harassment, domestic violence and unequal treatment by employers. There is another important area that is
Many of us will be impaired at some point late in life. We may need someone to articulate our wishes about healthcare as we near our end. How do we
Most of another, or us, at one time, know someone who has to spend time in a long-term care facility. It could be an aging parent, a friend or you
Visits with your aging parents often are a wake-up call this time of year. Perhaps you haven’t seen your loved ones for some time and when you do, it’s startling.
Here is a true story about an older person with cognitive decline who was being manipulated by his live-in girlfriend. His son was not sure of what he could do.
If you have an aging loved one who ever has to go to a nursing home, beware of a nasty practice in which some of these facilities engage. It is