Families coping with the financial strain of COVID-19 have found themselves discussing readjustments in home life. As a result of the economic impact, adult children are moving back in with their parents. In 2008 when the housing market and economy collapsed and children moved back in with their parents, cases of elder abuse soared. Read more for what we can do to help prevent similar mistakes ahead.
As an elder lawyer I know that five out of ten of us will go to a nursing home – and that four out of ten of us will die in one. For some of us, a nursing home, like a hospital, is a place where we go to recover, an interruption in our otherwise more-or-less-manageable lives. For most of us, a nursing home is a place where we go to live, the last place we will live. What will you take to the nursing home?
As soon as you are admitted or as soon after that as conditions permit, start planning to leave the hospital. Where will you go? Who will arrange for your care? How will it be paid for? Read more for what you need to know.
Older people do not always want to leave houses they love, their friends or church in order to move closer to their adult children. Technology can help families monitor the health and safety of older adults especially when isolated from friends and family members by the coronavirus.
Even before the coronavirus arrived in nursing homes, they had a poor record of preventing contagion. With more than a third of America’s Covid-19 deaths occurring in nursing homes, what needs to change?
Kicking the can down the road risks someone else making the decisions for you. Lay out your road map while you are still in the driver’s seat. Read more for you why need to plan.