How To Protect Our Veterans From Scams – Five Warning Signs

In the current Internet age, where scammers are increasingly difficult to locate and arrest, consumer awareness and prevention is the best weapon we have to combat these schemes. For that purpose, the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service have partnered in the launch of Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn [...]

March 19th, 2019|

Family Caregiving: Make It a Job Like Any Other

Doesn’t it make sense for a family member to care for a senior who needs help at home, rather than paying someone else or an agency? Or uprooting the senior into an institution? The family member can pay the bills, balance the checkbook, keep the house clean, shop and make meals, and take the senior [...]

March 14th, 2019|

Solo Aging and the Challenges It Brings

For some seniors in the baby boomer generation aging brings with it new challenges in the form of solo aging. A “solo ager” is a senior who has no children and no younger (or healthier) family members to assist them as they age. As in generations before, baby boomers are living longer and healthier lives [...]

March 5th, 2019|

The Stress of Caregiving on the Sandwich Generation

Dorothy Miller, a social worker, first created the term “sandwich generation” in 1981. A Journalist, Carol Abaya, continued to study and add to what the term means. In 2006, Merriam Webster included the term, sandwich generation, in the dictionary for the first time. The sandwich generation is defined as a generation of people who care [...]

February 19th, 2019|

Medicaid and Gift-Giving Can Be Risky

Mabel’s children were concerned that Mabel would need long-term nursing-home care in the near future. It was the holidays, and Mabel always got a lot of joy out of generosity. But her children had heard that people in Mabel’s circumstances should not give gifts. The concern is real. For Medi-cal to cover the huge expense of nursing-home [...]

February 1st, 2019|