The Washington Post, April 27, 2015 Many seniors — perhaps even a majority of Americans older than 65 — don’t have a living will, also called an advance directive. “The ramifications of not having one are so severe that it’s bewildering that more people don’t do it,” says Howard Krooks, past president of the National Read More
Lamorinda Weekly, December 3, 2014 “Hi Grandma, it’s me your favorite grandson. I was in an accident…I’m fine, but if I report it, I’ll lose my insurance and driver’s license. Can you wire me money?” Or, so the story goes. These scams are prevalent, and even those with sound minds and good hearing are being Read More
When experts in the medical field are faced with a challenging question or complex issue, they often turn to trusted colleagues for professional input and support. Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a board-certified geriatrician and clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Medicine, tackles difficult topics on a regular basis – in Read More
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults – and that one-third of Americans aged 65+ are injured in falls each year. In “Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation”, New York Times writer Katie Hafner examines those frightening statistics Read More
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 — Self-neglect among the elderly is a growing problem that commonly goes unreported, according to a new survey issued by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM). Tragic cases like the ones in this article can be avoided. Having a loving, skilled caregiver take care of specific Read More
Options & Resources for Ourselves or Our Parents: Senior Financial Planner Mary Ballin, Mosaic Financial Partners, Inc., interviews Linda Fodrini-Johnson, the co-founder of Eldercare Answers, a geriatric care management agency in northern California.