“Let’s Make a DEAL!” OR NOT…

Follow the money… Sometimes families get so wrapped up in their elder loved one’s health and safety they overlook another equally important detail – their financial decisions. And because aging, with its increased healthcare and medical housing costs is pricey, protecting assets is vitally important. SENIOR FINANCIAL FRAUD IS BIG BUSINESS  A 2015 report estimated […]

Removing the Car Keys from Elderly Parents

One Family’s Story… Sylvia’s youngest grandchild, John, was home from his first semester of college and excited to meet his grandma at their favorite local restaurant. As he and his mother, Gwen, waited at a table for Sylvia’s arrival, they became concerned when an hour passed and there was still no sign of her. They […]

Oh Deer! Holidays & Your Elders

IDENTIFYING WHEN THEY NEED MORE HELP If you live far away from aging parents and stay connected primarily by phone, your holiday visit may bring unwelcome surprises. Seniors are very good at sounding chipper during a call while masking serious problems they’re facing living alone. Here’s what Leigh, who lives in a Chicago suburb, discovered […]