What Are My Long-Term Care Options?
Aging happens gradually, the need for long-term care can happen suddenly.
“Frequently, the decision-making process comes in a crisis,” when a parent falls or begins wandering in the neighborhood.
Why Aren’t More Women Working? They’re Caring for Parents
Aisha Adkins would rather have her own place, instead of living with her parents. She would also like a job, a car, a master’s degree and savings. But at 35, a decade after graduating from Georgia Southern University with a specialty in social services, she has had to put off those goals.
Life after Selling the Family Business
After so much attention to running things, little thought goes into what comes next. Relatives should focus on their values, not money, advisers say.
At 75, Taking Care of Mom - 99
Not many years ago, Lynda Faye planned to spend her retirement gardening in Amherst, Mass., and visiting her eight grandchildren. Not on the list of golden-years pursuits: caring for a frail elderly parent.
Ms. Faye is 75, and her mother, Yetta Meisel, a widow, is 99. The former art teacher fills her days helping her mother bathe, making her meals, picking up medications, scheduling home aides and transporting a wheelchair for excursions.
3 Sites That Will Help Seniors Organize Details
It's not enough to be organized and responsible. We need to think about who will be responsible next. Fortunately, there are several sites that can facilitate that transition for our aging parents — and also for ourselves.