Making Room For Mom & Dad: Checklist For The “Multi-Generational Household”

Throughout history, the multi-generational household has always had its place in our society. At times the multi-generational family has been common and plentiful, at other times rare and seen only on the fringes of society.  In the past few years, for reasons of both economy and practicality, the percentage of Americans living in multi-generational households… Read More »

Making Plans for Aging at Home

There used to be very few options for seniors who began to have trouble living on their own.  In many cases the only options available were to move in with family or move into a nursing home.  Now, however, that doesn’t have to be the case.  With new advancements in technology, the help of family… Read More »

Will Long-Term Care Living Arrangements Prevent You from Leaving an Inheritance?

In our last post we wrote about what matters most when choosing a long-term care living situation, suggesting that it’s not always the place that matters most, but the mind-set of the elderly person who will be living there, and how involved that person is in the decision-making process. However, this does not mean that… Read More »

The Next Step In Elderly Home Care

Many adult children of an aging parent get to a point in their parent’s care where they feel they have only two options: move their parent in with them so that they (or their spouse) can provide around-the-clock care, or move their parent into a nursing home. Reaching this point can be a very emotional… Read More »

“Second Childishness and Mere Oblivion”

Shakespeare wrote about the seven ages of man, in which he describes the human journey from helpless child to adult and back to helpless child again: “…Infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and second childhood, ‘sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything’”. Anyone who has had to watch as their parents age knows how… Read More »

There’s No Place Like Home

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home (or the decision to leave your own home and move to a nursing facility, if you are making the decision yourself) can be one of the most difficult and harrowing decisions we ever make.  Stories about disreputable facilities where seniors are neglected or abused… Read More »