Caregiver Burnout – Adult Day Care Services to the Rescue

If you are a primary caregiver for a loved one, you are well aware of the daily stress and emotional and physical impact it can have on your health.
Susan learned this first hand when she and her husband, Tom, brought his Mom home to live with them. Mom suffered from dementia and had to be watched constantly. Susan found that when you become a caregiver, you start

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Elder Mediation Resolves Family Conflicts

The National Care Planning Council has seen an increase in requests from caregiving children for help in solving disputes with siblings. In one case, the caregiver was being sued by her sister for abusing their parent and stealing the Social Security checks. In another, the caregiving child would not allow siblings to see their mother, claiming they would take advantage of her.

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DOWN SIZING WITH A REVERSE MORTGAGE, A RETIREMENT TOOL-Ask your self these “Age in Place” questions

Considering a reverse mortgage? Here are some questions to ask your self first. It’s quoted time and time again; over 95% of seniors want to live the duration of their retirement years in their own homes. Often consumers will start their research on programs, costs and numbers.

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Holiday Blues – Depression in the Elderly

The holiday season is quickly coming upon us. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one, you may notice a change in your loved one’s mood as the holidays approach. Perhaps you are one of many, who visit elderly parents and family during the holidays who live a distance away. When you visit you may notice that loved ones are not as physically active, or they show symptoms of fatigue or sadness and have no interest in the holiday or in their surroundings.

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Dealing with the Sudden Crisis of Eldercare

Eldercare providers and advisers who deal with the public know from experience that the need for long term care can often arise without warning. In many cases, desperate caregivers are frantically trying to find services, advice or care funding sources to help their loved ones with unexpected long term care needs. This sudden need for help often occurs when the loved one needing care has recently demonstrated unsafe behavior, or there has been an injury or sudden illness or there is a pending release from nursing home rehab or the current caregiver can no longer cope. Help must be found right now.

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DOWN SIZE WITH A REVERSE MORTGAGE, MOVE YOUR TAX BASE & TAKE A CAPITAL GAINS EXEMPTION? IT’S POSSIBLE. -A future trend for Southern California Boomers? For Boomers and Seniors living in other areas, two out of three isn’t bad either.

A future trend for Southern California Boomers? For Boomers and Seniors living in other areas, two out of three isn’t bad either.
The house is big, the kids are gone, you’re tired of maintaining the yard and you and your spouse only use half of the house. Could it be time to move and at the same time increase your retirement nest egg and cash flow?

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Misconceptions about Who Pays for Long Term Care

A large majority of the American public still believes that the government will provide long term care when needed. It is this misconception that most likely prevents people from doing any planning at a younger age for the future need for care. According to the National Care Planning Council, (www.longtermcarelink.net) many people believe they can give away assets prior to the need for long term care and qualify for Medicaid. The Council suggests that this belief prevents people from considering other ways to fund the cost of future care.

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