Treating Seniors: Risks vs. Benefits

Treating Seniors: Risks vs. Benefits

While informed consent policies require health care professionals to make sure that patients or those who are acting on their behalf are comfortable with the suggested course of care. Making medical decisions is a challenging process that entails a thorough assessment...
Things Not to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Things Not to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

As we age, the loss of family and friends to death occurs with greater frequency.  Knowing what to say – or what not to say – requires skillful communication.  In this article, we deal mainly with the things people commonly say, but shouldn’t. Speaking to a member of...
Who Should Handle Your Estate?

Who Should Handle Your Estate?

Deciding whom should serve as the Executor of your estate is not a decision to be taken lightly.  The person you name will have an impact on your life and family’s future.  Making a cavalier decision about this decision could have a negative outcome later. What Does...
Collectibles in your Estate

Collectibles in your Estate

The legacy we leave is not always money or real estate. Artifacts and collections have a value that goes beyond dollars and cents. The importance of hobbies and collections need to be given special consideration in planning an estate that includes baseball cards,...
Respite Care is a Medicare benefit

Respite Care is a Medicare benefit

Despite the broad availability of professional home care, a vast majority of home care is provided by family members.  It can be exhausting work with rarely the opportunity for time off.  Splitting shifts with other family members can help, but when the care is...