Once an individual turns 18, no one else has the legal right to make a decision on behalf of another adult without a power of attorney. If your elderly parents have not yet assigned a legal power of attorney, should they become ill or have an accident that deems them incapable of making a decision, their future may be left in the hands of strangers.
As a caregiver, it is crucial to take care of yourself and be in a healthy & positive mindset. However, it can be difficult to find the motivation to care for someone when they might not show their appreciation or not be cooperative with you. If you are feeling down, isolated, or frustrated, do not let negative thoughts get to you. Affirmations can be one tool you can use to change your mindset from negative to positive.
Forget politics. Talk about something that may invoke gratitude and nostalgia with your family this Thanksgiving weekend instead of frustration.According to a survey by Capital Senior Living, 36% of “Baby Boomers” feel unprepared to start caring for their parents. This number is expected to rise in the coming years, as people are living longer and having children later in life.
Financial abuse can take many forms including overpaying for services, being a victim of theft, and the purchasing of illegitimate products. According to the National Institute on Aging, one of the first noticeable signs of memory loss or cognitive impairment is the mismanagement of money. Some of these include unpaid bills, excessive spending, missing money, … Read more