White Lies and Worse

On issues ranging from medical decisions to finances and housing, with their paternalistic caregivers families sometimes face a choice between honesty and, to their minds, warranted deception that’s in the older person’s interest. See the full New York Times story here…

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A Helping Hand, Paid on Commission

Let’s say you are wading into the deep water. You think your parent or another older relative needs more care, perhaps at home, perhaps in an assisted living facility or other residence. You don’t know where to turn, which places or agencies to consider. Online, you find a referral service that can provide assistance —…

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Prenuptial Agreements for Seniors = "Smart"

When “shallow” Seinfeld character, George Costanza, attempted to get out of  his wedding engagement by asking his fiance for a prenuptial agreement she cracked up, laughing in his face. Why? Because George had no assets whatsoever  to speak of.  He’d have to figure out another ploy for remaining single. But having no assets whatsoever is…

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