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There are many things that caregivers can do to help themselves and their loved ones prepare for any type of emergency or disaster, but it is best to be ready well in advance, before a dire situation arises. more

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Neither Joe or Helen had executed a will, a power of attorney or an advance healthcare directive. None of the children ever wanted to talk about the “what ifs” and now the family was in crisis. They had failed to plan. more

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If you suffered a stroke today and lost the ability to speak, would your spouse, children or parents have the legal authority to take care of you medically or financially? more

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ue to medical and other technological breakthroughs, people are living longer these days. Because of this, many people wrongly assume that they can put off getting their affairs in order for a few more years. However, exactly the opposite is true. more

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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

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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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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

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