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The Difficult Issue of Elder Drivers

Telling one’s aging parent that it may be time for them to relinquish the car keys can be one of the most difficult parts of having an aging family member. Yet, if you are having any doubts as to their competencies behind the wheel, this could be one of the most important decisions you and…
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As We Watch Our Parents Age

As we watch our parents age, our own maturity begins to become more real. It can be difficult to envision ourselves, or our parents for that matter, in the advanced stages of life. It is more pleasant to picture the young and robust version of our parents and ourselves. On the outside, our bodies may…
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Elder Care Issues Resolved Through Family Mediation

One of the most challenging issues that most families will face at some point in their lives has to do with aging parents, grandparents, or even siblings. As family members get older, they will face health and financial issues that younger people do not usually have to worry about, and these issues often become acute…
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The Difference Among Elder Care Mediation, Guardianship and Conservatorship

When most people contemplate caring for their loved ones in their old age, they typically imagine simple scenarios. Sometimes they envision their elderly loved ones living at home with them and caring for them personally. Sometimes they already realize that a nursing home or other facility where they spend time with people their own age…
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What is Elder Mediation and how might our family benefit from it?

As each and every one of us ages, our roles in our family change. Many children will find themselves in a care-taker position when it comes to their aging parents. Siblings don’t always agree as to what the care of an aging parent should and could look like and all too often squabbles arise in…
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