Day: January 21, 2019

Understanding the importance of keeping up-to-date financial documents.

Health Care Proxy & Power of Attorney: The Roles & The Responsibilities

William is a man in his mid-seventies. Last summer, his family and Gideon Schein convinced William to have a Will, a Power of Attorney, and a Health Care Proxy prepared. William agreed and signed the documents. We thought everything was in good order. It turned out that, suddenly, William got much sicker. He had some …

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Couple experiencing the complexities of coming home from rehab.

Coming Home from Rehab: A Checklist for Success

When Robert had a stroke, and we were informed that he was in rehab, we suggested the family hire a Geriatric Care Manager to help coordinate care in the facility, but the idea was not accepted. Then, when it came time for Robert to go home from the rehab facility, we suggested that the family …

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Grandmother opening a gift from her grandson.

Communicating with Aging Relatives During the Holidays

The holiday meal is planned. Candles come down from the shelves. Presents are wrapped and cards addressed. We look forward to reconnecting with family. Often, that includes elderly parents, aunts, uncles, and friends. In our work with seniors and their families, we have seen many warm and easy relationships between older and younger family members. …

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