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caregiving and aging parents

Behind the Wheel
1 month ago

Behind the Wheel

When Keith Bronnitt, a Scarsdale resident, travelled to England to visit his parents, he’d take the train from Gatwick Airport to his parents’ town, where his father would be waiting …
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Our First Snowstorm
2 months ago

Our First Snowstorm

My mother, Jean Lane Taylor, was so many things to me: best friend, confidante, and cheerleader. After my dad’s death, our household consisted of just the two of us. Of …
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The Importance of Living Wills
2 months ago

The Importance of Living Wills

In our previous article, Understanding a Health Care Proxy*, we followed Richard, an 81-year-old widower, who had named his daughter Beth as his Health Care Agent in his health care …
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A Mother’s Day Story: Anna and Betty
2 months ago

A Mother’s Day Story: Anna and Betty

To understand the deep connection between 89-year-old Anna Sagatalian and her daughter Betty, one has to go back to when Anna was a child, born of immigrant Armenians, some of …
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Judy and Shirley: The Power of Positivity
2 months ago

Judy and Shirley: The Power of Positivity

The quality Judy Friedlaender most admires in her mother is her ability to stay positive. “For as long as I can remember, she has been able to see the good …
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Welcoming A Caregiver Into Your Home
3 months ago

Welcoming A Caregiver Into Your Home

The search for a caregiver, whether hiring through an agency or privately, can be an intimidating process. You are sharing personal information with people new to your life and opening …
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Nursing Home Medicaid in NY
4 months ago

Nursing Home Medicaid in NY

With the cost of long term care in a skilled nursing center in Westchester running upwards of $400 a day and as much as $150,000 a year, most people cannot …
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Accessing Care to Remain At Home
5 months ago

Accessing Care to Remain At Home

It’s hard to watch one’s parents or loved ones get older. It’s not an overnight process, of course. You observe, subtle changes and may dismiss them almost simultaneously. Denial, perhaps? …
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Community Medicaid
6 months ago

Community Medicaid

Medicaid is complicated.

The following case study should help you sort through the maze to better understand Medicaid eligibility and how you might proceed.

Mary S. is 86 years old …
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Is Dad Okay?
7 months ago

Is Dad Okay?

 

Often, clients will inquire about obtaining a guardianship for a parent (or other family member) that they feel may need some oversight. This is usually prompted by what the children …
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