Financial management help for seniors is a sensitive topic, but one that should be resolved at some point, preferably sooner rather than later. Many adult children are reluctant to muddle with parents’ financial matters until there’s an obvious need, but starting the conversation before the need provides ample opportunity to ensure all things are in order.Read More
Pick a senior, any senior, and you’re likely to hear the same sentiments: the vast majority of older adults agree that they’d prefer to spend their elder years at home over moving to a nursing home facility. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about who pays for Massachusetts home care.Read More
Since moving out of state last year, you’ve made it a point to call Mom every Sunday afternoon, no exceptions. After catching up on the week’s news, she always reassures you that yes, she’s eating well, taking her meds, getting plenty of rest, and doing perfectly fine.
Family dynamics: they can shape who we are from where we’ve been, and the roots from our past can grow stubbornly deep. When a hurtful family history collides with a present family caregiving need, is it possible to work together for a positive outcome?
AARP offers the following tips to help family members overcome difficult dynamics and provide the best care for a loved one:
- Learn from the past.