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Dealing with the care of a parent

Q: When my father got sick, he rapidly deteriorated and pleaded with me to take care of my mother if he died. After his death, I hired in-home care for my mother and helped as much as possible. This arrangement

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Adult care services available for working families

Q: I have been working from home for the last several months, and in addition to my job responsibilities, my elderly mother who has dementia moved in with us. To compound things, my two teenagers must complete the school year

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Technology Can Help Make Connections for Isolated Seniors

Q: My sister and I are concerned about our elderly mother who has become very isolated due to the pandemic. She was previously active at her local Senior Center and volunteered at a church food pantry. We both call her

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What should I do if I suspect elder abuse?

Q: We have lived next door to a sociable, elderly widowed woman for several years. Her son recently moved in with her after losing his job. Since that time, none of us neighbors have seen her, and we’ve heard loud

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Get help selecting a Medicare plan

Q: My husband and I are both retiring in the next few months after reaching our full retirement age for Social Security. We can’t keep the health insurance we have through our employers, but we haven’t been able to agree

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Having meals delivered for seniors

Q: My father has a medical condition that makes him at risk for contacting COVID, and his physician has instructed him to remain at home as much as possible. I am worried about his nutrition. Is there a way he

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Concerns about voting

Q: This year, I am concerned about voting in person because of COVID and the flu season. Due to my age and chronic health condition, I am not going to take a chance on exposing myself by potentially being in

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Is it safe to keep a medical appointment?

Q: I have a follow-up medical appointment next month. This was scheduled the last time I saw my physician six months ago. I have been very careful avoiding people as much as possible ever since the pandemic started. I really

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Discussing home care with parents

Q: Over the last few months my sister and I have been calling our elderly parents on a daily basis to make sure they are managing during these difficult times. We have begun to realize it may not be possible

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Do I really need a will?

Q: Over the last several months, I have been thinking a lot about the future. If I get sick right now, I really don’t have my legal and financial affairs in order. I finally filled out my Advance Directive which