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Year: 2012

Adult Day Care Question

Question: I am the primary caregiver for my elderly mother. I have become aware of the daily stress and emotional and physical impact it is having on my health. What can I do to give myself a break? Hook Law…

Elder Care Research Gaining Traction

Researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics interview people every day to see how they managed the tasks of the previous day - everything from work to child care to running errands. They contacted more than 12,000 U.S. respondents for…

Women and Estate Planning

When people hear the term "estate planning," they often think of a wealthy older gentleman managing extensive business and personal assets. But estate planning is a smart step for everyone, especially women. Women generally step out of the workforce earlier…

In Case of An Emergency

We never know when an emergency situation might happen. Because of this, it is important for every person to carry emergency contact information in a wallet or purse. If a person has a cell phone, then it’s easy to list…

Seniors and Driving

As individuals age, often the most important sign of independence is the ability to drive. There are increasing conflicts between public safely concerns and the rights of older Americans to retain their privilege to drive. There are over 20 million…