What is Power of Attorney?

Senior Couple Signing Paperwork

Reduced ability to manage finance and healthcare decisions may come naturally with age or in the event of an emergency. In order to allow a family member or friend to make decisions on your behalf, a power of attorney will need to be granted.

Home Care Agencies: Expectation vs. Reality

Home Care Agencies: Expectation vs Reality. Are you getting the quality care you deserve?When considering senior home care, you may think going through a home care agency is a quick and easy route to quality care. Hiring through an agency may be quick and easy, but not all agencies are alike, and some may provide lower quality care than you expect.

Home Health Professionals

Home Health Care Professionals

Your mom’s doctor referred her to a home health care agency. You know your mom needs help, but you’re not sure what each home health care professional has to offer or how you will manage to pay for their services.

Area Agencies on Aging & How They Help You

Area Agencies on Aging: What they do and how they can help youYou’ve likely heard of an Area Agency on Aging, but you may have questions about what they do, how they do it, and how they can help you. Read on to have these questions answered.

Senior Living: Communities and Facilities

Senior Living: Types of communities and facilities and the services they offerAs your loved one ages, they may be considering moving from their home to a senior community. But different types of living facilities offer different services. Knowing the differences can help you select the best fit for your loved one.

Post-Hospitalization Options

Options for Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation Care

Has your loved one recently been hospitalized for an accident or illness? Are you overwhelmed with the idea of post-hospitalization care?

Senior Transportation Services

Senior Transportation Service Options

If your loved one can no longer drive, feelings of isolation and loss of independence are common. There are many public and private transportation options that your elderly or disabled loved one can take advantage of to maintain their independence.

What Not to do When Interviewing Caregivers

How to interview caregivers: What not to do during an interviewIf you have never hired a caregiver before, the interview process may seem daunting. While you may be interested in learning what to do during an interview, it is also important that you know what not to do.

Benefits of Companion Animals

Benefits of companion animals for elderly and disabledWhile dogs have commonly been known as “man’s best friend,” in reality any animal can fill that role for your elderly or disabled loved one.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care options for family caregivers

Are you a caregiver for a loved one? When’s the last time you took a day off? How about a weekend? Can you remember your last vacation? Respite care can provide not only the break you might want, but the break your body needs.