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,

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney Death and dying are almost taboo to talk about. Since most folks avoid this topic altogether, we at AgingParents.com thought it deserved some

Most days at I get a call from an adult child of an elder, asking me about shady dealings over a parent’s finances. Sometimes it’s the niece, grandson, or other

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

I am compelled to share these stories with you, sad as they may be. I hope you can learn from the way others handled what was supposed to be doing

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

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

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