Elder Care

Long-Term Care Planning: Is a Reverse Mortgage your best option?

Posted on: August 31st, 2010
Recently, I heard a story about a family who used a reverse mortgage. The mother has Alzheimer’s but is in great physical health. The father was in good health and was caring for the mother. ...

On the lighter side – a funny video about growing older

Posted on: August 26th, 2010
Most of what I write about relates to death, disability and taxes, and planning for those things. Pretty heavy stuff. So I’m glad to share this video with you, ...

Video Monitoring for Elders

Posted on: August 24th, 2010
This morning on the way to work I heard an interesting piece on National Public Radio about the use of remote video monitoring of elderly persons. There are also companies that provide less invasive methods of monitoring, such as motion detectors. ...

North Carolina Elder Law Resources

Posted on: August 12th, 2010
Wake Forest University’s School of Law, known state-wide for its Elder Law Clinic program, offers valuable resources on its website, both North Carolina specific and otherwise. ...

NC Needs to do More to Combat Fraud Against the Elderly

Posted on: May 28th, 2009
The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research just issued a press release with the results of a study indicating that North Carolina needs to do more to protect its senior citizens against fraud. ...

Caring for an Elderly Parent – Letting Go

Posted on: May 22nd, 2009
For those who have been through a similar experience, this poignant article Letting Go of My Father, which details Jonathan Rauch’s struggles in caring for his elderly father, will solicit empathy. ...
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