Sharing your medical treatment and end of life wishes and with those you love, about what you want, or what your loved one wants, can be a difficult conversation to have. Most often we believe that because we have seen a lawyer and completed our Advance Directives that there is nothing more to do or say. Such is not the case, says our special guest this week, Joan Gibson.
Nancy is a licensed clinical social worker, a certified care manager, a national master guardian and for more than 30 years a certified financial planner. She has spent her career in the service of seniors and families. She is a serial entrepreneur in the aging field.
The New Year is a time of goal setting, reflection and planning. We take great care to meet with our financial planner. We make sure our estate planning documents are in order.
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.
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.
First as a long-distance caregiver and later caring for her mother in her home, Sue learned quickly that being an advocate was an important part of her role as caregiver.
Hospice is a Medicare benefit that is generally misunderstood. Many families wait to call hospice until the final days and weeks of their loved one’s life. If eligible, specialized care can be provided, as well as medications, medical equipment and supplies months earlier.
Join me as I highlight the guide authored by me titled, “The Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Care for an Aging Loved One”. I will share information most important to know if you are assisting a loved one as they navigate life and the aging experience.
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.
The story of Lester Potts, sawmill worker turned painter following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is a story of inspiration and hope for those with loved one’s living with this terrible disease.