What do you do if your aging parents need different levels of care? What if Dad is still healthy enough to live independently, but Mom has Alzheimer's disease and needs memory care? Elder Care Coordinator Alice Woodard offers tips for anyone facing this common elder care challenge. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.
National Healthcare Decisions happened last week, but that doesn't mean it's too late to document your preferences for care in the event you're not able to make those decisions yourself. Here are some facts to motivate you and some resources to help. Here's one sobering fact to consider: 80% of people say that if they were seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about end-of-life care. Yet only 7% report having done so. Source: Survey of Californians by Califor
On National Healthcare Decision Day, Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons explains the importance of deciding in advance what kind of care you would want if you aren't able to make those decisions for yourself. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.
Back in the old days, spring cleaning meant scrubbing every surface of the house to remove the dark, sooty grime that built up from using candles, kerosene lamps, and woodstoves throughout the winter. It also meant throwing open all the doors and windows of the house to get the stale winter air out and let in the fresh fragrance of spring. Today, the modern marvel of electricity has spared us the sooty grime, but the refreshing tradition of spring cleaning remains. It’s an es
You’ve been diagnosed with dementia and sent home to face your new reality. You were probably given very little information on your condition and how to take care of yourself. You may have been told to get your affairs in order as if you only have a few months left to live. This, unfortunately, is what happens to thousands of Americans diagnosed with dementia each year. One of the first things you may want to do is call a family meeting and discuss what the diagnosis means an