Dealing with Seagull Syndrome – Part 2

In the first article of this two-part series, elder care coordinator Cindy Hutson, R.N. shared tips for dealing with unsolicited critical comments from friends and family members who are not involved in an elder’s day-to-day care. In this article, we’ll look at how caregivers can develop the emotional ninja skills needed to manage push-back from critics, well-meaning or not. 

Technology Options for Long-Distance Caregivers

It’s no secret that we’re living in a society that’s aging. As many seniors now live well into their eighties and nineties, more and more people are finding themselves in a position of having to provide care to their parents, grandparents, and other family members. In fact, 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult over the age of 50 in the last twelve months, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.

Managing Residential Transitions - Part 2

In the first article in the series, which appeared last month, we followed Diane Peabody, R.N., an elder care coordinator at Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Carmel, Indiana, as she worked with a family to prepare for the relocation of Jolene in Florida to a nursing home near her sons in the Indianapolis area.

Dealing with Seagull Syndrome - Part 1

Many family caregivers find themselves on the receiving end of unsolicited remarks from friends and family members who aren’t involved in the elder’s day-to-day care. How do you deal with this?

Making the Most of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit

If you’re looking after an older relative, it’s important to understand how your loved one can benefit from Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit. The Annual Wellness Visit is a Medicare beneficiary’s yearly appointment with his or her primary care provider to create or update a personalized prevention plan. According to Joshua Hunter, not all Medicare beneficiaries understand how to make the most of this appointment.

My Elder Care Story - Kaushal Vaidya

The reality that most people will grow old and need care is a fact of life that transcends cultural and national borders. Just ask Kaushal Vaidya, Director of Care Coordination and Pubic Benefits at Drazen Rubin Law Group, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Milford, Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes: Managing Residential Transitions – Part 1

Moving an elderly relative from the home to a long-term care setting, or from one care setting to another can be a traumatic process for everyone in the family. Fortunately, elder care coordinators in Life Care Planning Law Firms coordinate residential transitions like these all the time.

Powers of Attorney 101

If something happens to you and you’re unable to communicate, how will those caring for you know how to manage your affairs? That’s the basic question answered by the power of attorney, a legal document that gives another person the authority to act on your behalf. If you are unable to make your own decisions due to illness, injury, or other circumstances, a power of attorney helps your loved ones manage your affairs and make important decisions about your business, finances, and health. The person who acts on your behalf is called the “attorney-in-fact” or “agent.”

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