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  • Elder Resources – Free Legal Advice

    I have been hearing that the web resources I have been offering in my postings have been informative and helpful.  I am regularly reminded that one of my principal roles as a geriatric care manager is to be a...

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  • If Not Home, Then What?

    In my last posting, I talked about how a caregiver can facilitate an older adult’s decision around when it is time to surrender driving their own car.  As I said in that blog, it is important as a caregiver...

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  • Who Owns the Decision?

    I have talked in some of the recent blogs about when decision-making may transfer to another person from an individual whose own faculties may be failing.  Such is the case with powers of attorney as well as guardianships.  There...

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  • Caregiver or Guardian

    As a geriatric care manager, I have the chance to work with all manner of caregivers and the elders or others with special needs for whom they care.  Sometimes a caregiver becomes significantly more than the person who may...

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  • Making a List for the Unexpected

    It is the season where we hear about “making a list…and checking it twice.”  My kids think I get a little too carried away making lists, but having the right list at the right time can save the day...

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  • Identity Theft and Fraud Target Elders and Others with Special Needs

    One of my geriatric care clients, an 80-year old widow who lives in an independent living center, came to me with what she felt to be an embarrassing story.  Since it is about fraud, I offer it now during...

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  • Where There is a Will You Still Need an Advance Directive

    About 50% to 70% of Americans will die without a will.  So, you can imagine that the percentage without a “living will” or other type of “advance directive” is even larger.  I attended a program last month in which...

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  • Becoming Educated about Elder Resources

    Making decisions on behalf of a loved one is not always easy.  Yet the challenge can be eased with information.  The most common questions I get as a geriatric care manager revolve around: 1. What should a caregiver do to...

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