1. Protecting a Family Dealing with Disease, Dementia and Disability

    John a retired manager of a big company was diagnosed with terminal Cancer, and he knew he needed to protect his wife Margaret as Margaret was showing signs of forgetfulness and she had not handled their finances so he knew she would need help. In addition he was worried about his daughter, and two of his grandchildren, his granddaughter is non-verbal with a diagnosis of autism, and his grandson h…Read More

  2. Protecting Your Aging Parents: What Every Adult Child Must Know

    If you are worried about your parents and their future you are not alone. “Getting old is NOT for sissies”. Normal aging makes day to day tasks more difficult, and even a sharp 90 year old will show some signs that their mind does not work as fast or well as it did when they were 50. Anyone who is on multiple medications and who suffers from heart problems, breathing problems and frequent urin…Read More

  3. How Do You pay For Long Term Care?

    When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a disease like ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke or the myriad of other conditions that cause you to need assistance with daily living tasks, you know you need help but how do you pay for help? Most people believe that Medicare will pay for care however since Medicare is Health Insurance it does not pay for non-medical care, and for long term care …Read More

  4. Planning for a Child with Autism

    April 2, is World Autism Day. The purpose of World Autism Awareness day is to encourage early detection and intervention. If your child or grandchild seems to be showing signs of speech delay or is not interacting with you autismspeaks.org has some tools to help you determine if your child or grandchild needs to be evaluated for autism. A diagnosis of Autism is scary and can be profoundly disablin…Read More

  5. Protecting Your “Pot of Gold” In These Uncertain Times

    We are living in uncertain times. A new health care bill has been proposed. This bill will replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). I have read the proposed bill and many opinions about it. If passed as is (which almost never happens) it will have a very negative financial impact upon the aging population. Of course the politicians, those who lobby politicians, advocacy groups, and political d…Read More

  6. A Stroke? You Are In Charge; What Do You Do?

    You arrive at the hospital and your loved one has had a stroke, they are having difficulty talking and it is unlikely that they are able to write their name. What are supposed to do? If you are lucky your loved one has met with an attorney and has done comprehensive estate planning which includes planning not just for what happens when you die but also what happens if you have a stroke. Hopefully,…Read More