Elder Care

The Warning Signs of Dementia

My Mom couldn’t find her keys? Could it be dementia?Dad forgot the way home? Could it be dementia? There’s paperwork and bills piling up at my parent’s home? Could it be dementia? The Warning Signs of Dementia By Lewis I Knopf, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® & Daily Money Manager at…

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Beware of the Gaps: When the Care Needs Exceed the Care Provided

Although we naturally want what is best for our loved ones, reports show that family caregivers typically wait six months longer than they should to access necessary care for their loved ones. Beware of the Gaps: When the Care Needs Exceed the Care Provided By Suzanne Paolucci, LCSW, Care Coordinator,…

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What To Do When Seniors/Parents Need Help But Don’t Want Help

Your Mom refuses to stop standing on the step stool while she puts away the groceries but she doesn’t want help. Your Dad continually forgets to take his medications but he doesn’t want help.Your parent’s home is dirty and their clothes don’t look all that clean either but they don’t…

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Medicare Will Cover My Stay in a Rehabilitation Facility. Mmm, Maybe Not

Consider this. You have Medicare coverage. You’ve been in the hospital for three or four days and your doctor determines that you need to go to a rehabilitation facility (also referred to as a Skilled Nursing Facility – SNF) for further treatment. Medicare Will Cover My Stay in a Rehabilitation…

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Why You May Need an Elder Law Attorney

Who hasn’t heard the old cliché, getting old isn’t for sissies. The truth is that as you age, the cliché becomes more and more accurate. Why You May Need an Elder Law Attorney By Lewis I Knopf, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® & Daily Money Manager at LK Daily Money Management…

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Addressing Difficult Topics with Mom and Dad

No matter how old you are it seems that you are always your parents’ little girl or little boy. You may even be a senior yourself but in some situations the parent-child relationship remains firmly in place. Addressing Difficult Topics with Mom and Dad By Lewis I Knopf, Certified Senior…

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When Seniors Need Care: How Knowing Your Options Can Make All the Difference

As our population continues to age, providing for and affording long term care has become a significant concern. Most seniors would prefer to remain in their homes, however, being able to do so safely and without the assistance of their adult children, friends or neighbors can be quite challenging. When…

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Transitioning A Loved One To A New Living Environment

Making the decision to transition a loved one from their current home to an adult community, assisted living facility, long term care or skilled nursing facility is a daunting task in so many ways for each member of the family, not just the Senior themselves. If the actual decision, itself,…

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