A couple months ago, a Fort Collins couple faced felony theft by exploitation accusations in South Dakota. The couple in their 60s allegedly stole funds from an elderly relative.
From an adopted chihuahua to a special cat or bird, pets brighten days for many in various stages of retirement. And in some cases, they may even serve in a support role helping their person through Arrhythmia attacks or other medical conditions.
When a family is spread out across the country with parents in Colorado and children in Boston and San Francisco, who provides additional care for mom and dad? When is it time to investigate assisted living or nursing home options?
Prescribed for a variety of disorders including anxiety, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and depression, one class of drug is contributing to more injuries and deaths among older adults. “Benzos” is the short for a class of benzodiazepines such as Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam) and Valium (diazepam).
Reflections on the extraordinary life of Stephen Hawking have been filling the internet at news of his passing. His life and work changed the way we view disability.
What is the age when more support is required to live independently and safely in a home? What if a loved one is starting to miss things – forgets to take medications or seems confused when you have a weekly phone chat?
Each situation varies, but almost everyone can benefit from a Will and powers of attorney (POA). Then depending on your unique situation, other tools may be added as needed.
We frequently stress that having a simple will does not help loved ones until after you pass away. In the days, weeks or years that you might be unable to make decisions, you need to have proper documents in place to avoid the need for a guardianship.
For older Americans, falls are a leading cause of death. Falling becomes a serious concern as early as the 70s when bones start to become more brittle. Broken bones also take longer to heal. A fall can become the triggering event that leads to a loved one’s ultimate decline.
It is hard to believe that scam artists would be targeting elderly individuals over the holidays, but that is what happens. This blog post comes from a Facebook news feed story.