As specialists go, we have all heard of cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, but how many of us really consider or have even heard of geriatric specialists or geriatricians when we think about care for someone 60 and older?
Recognizing that isolation, depression, and anxiety -- if unaddressed -- create a downward spiral of health that exacts a financial and human toll, we must continue to create services for the homebound elderly that address their mental as well as physical needs.
Mushroom-barley soup, a staple of my childhood, lovingly prepared by Grandma Mollie, was the most delicious soup I'd ever tasted. Grandma Mollie always got it just right, but this time, something was awry.
No wonder so many people caught in this situation have trouble paying their bills. If you are primary caregiver for parents or are supporting them financially, here are a few ideas that may help you keep your own finances on track.
One of the great blessings of my life is that my 91-year-old father. What if I were to think he's losing his ability to live independently but he doesn't agree with me? That's where gut-wrenching decisions often arise.