How to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Cases Can Be Prevented Elder abuse happens more often than we like to think, and because many vulnerable seniors live alone with few visitors, cases often go unreported. Abuse can be physical, psychological, or financial, and may reduce the life expectancy of victims. However, the good news is that abuse can be prevented. […]

Hiring Caregivers Privately May Be More Expensive Than You Realize

Not long ago, Nancy Beland wrote a great article about the risks that families take when they hire caregivers “privately”, meaning that the families either hire the caregivers themselves or else use a non-employer home care company.  Although she has withheld the names of the parties involved, she tells the story of a family that […]

Hiring Caregivers Privately May Be More Expensive Than You Realize

Not long ago, Nancy Beland wrote a great article about the risks that families take when they hire caregivers “privately”, meaning that the families either hire the caregivers themselves or else use a non-employer home care company.  Although she has withheld the names of the parties involved, she tells the story of a family that […]

What Should I Watch Out For When Paying A Deceased Person’s Bills?

Molly Shomer over at The Eldercare Team has a great post today about protecting Seniors and the estates of Seniors called Paying A Deceased Person’s Bills The point of the article is that some people prey on the relatives of a deceased person whose name they have found in the obituary column. The deceased person’s […]