The Challenges of Placing a Parent in Long-Term Care

Long-term care is a term that has many facets. Long-term care is comprised of a variety of services that meet people’s medical and non-medical requirements when they cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. It is a highly individualized care system that can be formally or informally provided. Formal facilities that provide long-term […]

Don’t Make These Common, Expensive Mistakes: How to Leave Assets to Minor Children

Most parents want to make sure their children are provided for in the event something happens to them while the children are still minors. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and good friends sometimes want to leave gifts to beloved young children, too. Unfortunately, good intentions and poor planning often have unintended results. Don’t make these common, expensive […]

Respite Care Options for Caregivers

Respite care is substitute care when a caregiver needs a break. If possible, these breaks should be scheduled regularly, giving the caregiver time to rest. It can be for a short period like a day or a few hours or for giving the caregiver a vacation. Respite care is often overlooked. However, this type of […]

Senior Living Options When Care is Needed

As Americans age, living options can become a concern. Available options are tied to the resources a senior has to cover living costs, and vary widely in cost, assistance, and care provided. In addition to budget considerations, seniors must also realistically consider the needs they have and what senior living option best fits those needs. […]