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Can We Talk? How to Open Up the Conversation as Loved Ones Age

As adults, we all want to stay independent as long as possible, in our own homes, living our lives without someone looking over our shoulders. At least, that’s the cultural bias among many Americans. But the aging process all too … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Caring for Your Aging Parent Long-Distance

Maybe you live in a major city where you’ve found excellent career opportunities and built a life for yourself and family, half a continent away from your mom, who still lives in the home where you grew up. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead for a Medical Crisis: Must-Have Directives, Consents and Contact Information

There’s a medical crisis: Your mother falls, breaks her hip and lands in a hospital, then is transferred to a nursing home to recuperate. She’s elderly, frail and confused by the hospitalization. But she’s never named a health proxy. Medical … Continue reading

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