Overwhelmed by difficult decisions and emotions about caring for your loved one?
Forgetfulness… Trouble finding the right word… Why did I come into this room?,,, “Is this normal?” – a common question asked by seniors and often by those who love them.
Hospice care conjures anxiety, dread, and shame in the minds of many, but it should evoke feelings of catharsis, rest, and relief. Hospice workers provide care which people can receive in the last six months of their life, but it’s not just a period of waiting for the inevitable.
According to AARP research, nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their home. Often referred to as “aging in place,” this option can be possible depending on the senior’s need for care and their financial resources.
Seniors considering a move to a retirement community or families managing the care and finances for a loved one so often do not look beyond the option of selling the home that has been occupied for many years. The sale of a home brings with it tax consequences and the need to re-invest proceeds.
Capacity is defined as “sufficient understanding and memory to comprehend in a general way the situation in which one finds oneself and the nature, purpose and consequence of any act or transaction into which one proposes to enter.”
At a time when many, including the media, are speaking of the Covid-19 vaccine as offering Americans hope in ending the pandemic, I will interview a physician who is very concerned about the safety of the Pfizer vaccine. She is not alone in her concerns.
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