Over the past few weeks, we’ve been writing about how to find a caregiver for an elderly parent: how to tell whether it’s time, what to look for in a caregiver, how to conduct a job interview when you’re hiring a caregiver for your parent.
But there’s one thing we haven’t addressed yet, and it’s pretty important: the cost of a caregiver. Continue reading "How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent?"
In our last blog post, we discussed some ways you could determine whether it was time to hire a caregiver for an elderly parent who has decided to age in place.
This week, we’re going to take the next step: how to hire a caregiver for the elderly. Continue reading "How to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent"
When you went home to your mom’s house for the holidays this year, you noticed something was off.
Maybe she seemed more forgetful than usual. Or maybe you found expired food in the refrigerator or a stack of unpaid bills on the counter. Continue reading "Is it Time to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent?"
It might seem like ringing in the New Year is a young man’s game.
Alcohol, crowds, staying up past midnight: none of them may be attractive – or feasible – for the senior citizens in your life.
Yet the New Year is a cause for everyone to celebrate, not just people who want to party like it’s 1999 when 2019 arrives.
Here a few New Year’s Eve ideas for seniors that can help your elderly parents living with you feel like part of the festivities this December 31. Continue reading "5 New Year’s Eve Ideas for Seniors"
Nursing home. Assisted living. Retirement community. Personal care home.
For a lot of people, these sort of terms mean the same thing. They all describe a place where senior citizens go when they can no longer live on their own.
And in Pennsylvania, there was a long time where assisted living and personal care homes were virtually interchangeable. Continue reading "What is a Personal Care Home in Pennsylvania?"
We’ve been writing a lot lately about seniors aging in place, and one of the points that we keep coming back to is this: Three quarters of all senior citizens expect to live out their remaining years in their homes. Continue reading "How to Get Your Parents to Move in With You"
Your parents worked hard to get to this point.
They socked money away each month, lived within their means, and are now ready to enjoy retirement. Continue reading "Asset Protection for Elderly Parents"
Does Medicare pay for stair lifts?
The short answer is “No,” but that’s also not a very helpful answer. And we want to be helpful.
That’s why we want to use this blog post to explore some of the ways you can pay for a stair lift. Continue reading "Does Medicare Pay for Stair Lifts?"
Where would your elderly parents prefer to live? In 2011, the AARP polled its members about the concept of aging in place. Not surprisingly, nearly everyone they surveyed over the age of 75 said they wanted to live their final years at home.
But while there are more seniors today who want nothing more than to age in place, it’s also true that many of those same seniors can’t take care of themselves in their homes without help. Continue reading "Caring for Elderly Parents in Your Home vs. Aging in Place"