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If you’re among America’s 54 million caregivers, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, or crawling out a window, more

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Much of the time, those for whom we are caregivers live in our home, and so the physical act of preparing for a storm’s onslaught is not noticeably different than if that person were not present; however, it’s the intangibles that add to the stress. more

Sep 4, 2017 1:15 PM Articles

Advance directives are meant to give the loved one the ability to say what they prefer should they be in a position where they are unable to speak for themselves. more

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Because Americans have become such a transient culture, adult children are now finding themselves having to deal with an ever-growing crisis: taking on the new-found role as long-distance caregiver. more

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If you or a loved one have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to manage diabetes. more

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A family meeting to discuss how to best handle a loved one’s declining health has the potential to build bridges or create divisions among family members. more

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Starting the Conversation

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Caregivers need all the help they can get. One of the most difficult barriers to helping a loved one is knowing the best approaches to addressing the issues that need to be addressed. more

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As an elder law attorney, I am often asked by a parent of a disabled child “How can I provide for my child’s financial needs when I am no longer alive?” more

May 27, 2017 2:05 PM Articles