Free Caregiver Conference May 2007

Posted April 28, 2007
Are you helping care for a parent, spouse or other loved one? The Chicago Department on Aging Caregiver Advisory Council and the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (say that three times fast...) are your are your hosts for this FREE upcoming event. Friday, May 25th, 2007 10:00AM - 2:00PM Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Feinberg Pavilion 251 E. Huron, 3rd Floor Conference Room A Chicago, IL  60611 Admission is free and REDUCED parking available.  Also - free RESPITE services are available. Topics will include: Managing Caregiving Stress Understanding Difficult Behaviors Caring for a ...
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How to Help Elderly Parents Who Don’t Want Help

Posted April 26, 2007
More often than not, an aging loved one is resisting care.  They may be in denial that they need help.  They may be to proud to ask for help.  They may not want their children acting like their parents.  Whatever the reason, it sure makes it harder for the caregiver to talk about bringing help in - or moving!! If you see that your family member needs care, but will not accept it, what can you do? Approach the person with respect.  The person should still be in charge of their care (if possible.)  You may want to step in ...
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Family, Finances, & Feuds

Posted April 7, 2007
Pathways Senior Living (a provider of supportive living in Illinois) is hosting a free seminar entitled "Family, Finances, & Feuds" in April. The seminar is being presented by Kerry R. Peck and Ray J. Koenig III of Peck, Bloom, Austriaco & Mitchell, LLC. The graying of America has led to a growth of family disputes involving aging adults who are often afflicted with diminished mental capacity.  In this educational seminar, they will discuss the ways to avoid family battles over the control of an older adult's money and medical treatment, as well as other guardianship issues. They will also explore ...
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Another Way to Prevent Indentiy Theft

Posted April 5, 2007
You can sign up to get your social security checks directly deposited to your bank account.  This way the checks arrive in your account on time, with no risk of it getting lost or stolen.  For more information visit: Go Direct Online
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5 Necessary Documents

Posted April 5, 2007
I saw this in a newsletter that I receive and wanted to pass it along as I do get asked this a lot.  This is a minimum as there are also various trusts to consider to prevent your money (or your parents or spouse's money) from getting tied up in probate... Here they are:A will with an executor, who is alive and able to fulfill his duties, A durable power of attorney for financial which gives the power to someone the senior trusts to access her finances when needed A living will that outlines health directives in case of emergency ...
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