Paying for senior care

This is how much senior care costs in 2019

As Baby Boomers move into their golden years, their adult-aged children are feeling the financial and emotional strain of caring for them, according to the 2019 Cost of Senior Care survey. The first annual survey, compiled with insights from more than 7,500 family caregivers nationwide, showed how... more


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Is it selfish to send my mother to stay with my sister?

I need some time alone. And some time to spend with my family? Is it selfish to send my mother to my sister for a while?

5 requirements to qualify for Medicare Home Health Care

You are doing everything you can for your aging parents, but sometimes it comes to the point where that is not enough. After a hospitalization, or to simply maintain or slow the decline of their health, Mom or Dad may need skilled therapists and nurses. This new twist in caring... more

Yes, a family member can get paid to be a caregiver. Here's how

When mom or dad gets older or gets sick, you want to do everything possible to care for them. But even with the best of intentions, being a family caregiver is extraordinarily hard work. The emotional and financial tolls associated with being a family caregiver are well-documented: According to AARP... more


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How do you sent up a schedule for caring for an elderly parent?

I want to set up a rotation between myself and my siblings to help care for my mother. What is a good rotation when you don't al live in the same area?


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My mother in law moved and changed dynamics

My mother in law moved in 2.5 yrs ago. With some medical issues, mostly manageable. There were no boudaries set for any of us. My wife thought it would be ok. We are currently separated and niether my wife or myself undetstand what happened. I tried creating normalcy after... more


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Are pets a good companion for an elderly parent?

My mother is so lonely. I have been thinking about getting her a pet. Is that a good idea or too much work?


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How do you talk to your parent about a family trust without upsetting the rest of the family?

No one has seen my mother's family trust for a while. How can I talk to her about it without upsetting the rest of my family?