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My Family Says I Have to Stay

Published: June 26, 2020

Well, here we are officially in summer, still in a pandemic with numbers rising instead of falling while too many older adults are still trying to understand why they’re still confined within nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  The rules vary from location to location, state to state and are stated as “recommendations” or in… Read More

Of Course I Want Choices!

Published: May 20, 2020

It’s been weeks (sometimes feels like months) since I began writing this blog to chronicle my thoughts as an older adult but one who is still working and “in the field” as they say.  Although most states are open to some degree, the show of disgruntled residents making the nightly news along with the growing… Read More

Who Knows? Who to Ask When Help Is Needed?

Published: March 12, 2020

My mother is quickly spending her savings and will not be able to afford her assisted living community. What do we do? My husband requires so much care due to his health that I am exhausted. I want to be able to do it all, but I have my own health issues. What is there… Read More

The Choices are Overwhelming: How Do You Know Who to Trust?

Published: February 7, 2020

Carla Jones and her husband lived a quiet life in their home for the past 60 years. They had four children; however, two live out of the area and the remaining are running around from work to their children’s activities. The Jones children and grandchildren visit frequently, but their parents are doing well and are… Read More

Long Distance Caregiving: How a Care Manager Can Help

Published: December 2, 2019

Emily Opal lived in the outskirts of Georgia.  She was original from Northern California but moved away thirty years ago to follow her dreams. Emily left behind her mother, father and a younger brother. Emily kept in touch with her family and visited at least once a year.  Emily’s parents were hard working, her father… Read More

Health Insurance – Medicare for More?

Published: March 14, 2019

With the spirited debates around some of the aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) concerning health insurance coverage, it made me think about Medicare, health insurance for adults over the age of 65. Discussions around a more inclusive Medicare are popping up politically as the nation still tries to objectively understand healthcare, who has… Read More

I Want to Stay Home – What is the Real Truth?

Published: December 11, 2018

Marie is 88 years old and lives alone in her home. A new Assisted Living Facility just opened in her community and she’s feeling pressure to move in. How can she and her family decide what’s best for her ? To add to the discussion, Marie fell at home a few weeks ago and broke… Read More

Do I Have to Stay in a Nursing Home?

Published: November 11, 2018

Do I have to stay in a nursing home? I broke my hip several months ago and was sent to a skilled nursing facility (snf) for rehabilitation. I have been receiving physical therapy (P/T) and occupational therapy (O/T) several times a week and am improving. My family says I need to stay here but I… Read More

Advice for Adult Children

Published: February 10, 2017

My father recently died and my mother now lives alone. She wants to stay in her own home where my parents have lived for many years. My siblings and I don’t live near and we don’t think Mom should be allowed to stay in the family home. We have to make a decision before we… Read More