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NPR radio series “Family Matters” deals with financial planning with multigenerational households.

The program, "Family Matters," focuses on financial planning for multigenerational households.  At the Elder Law Office we work with many local families in this situation, often with aging parents who move in with adult children when their health deteriorates. One of the first episodes of the program delves directly into elder law issues. The program shares the story of a family that was forced to make many adjustments when a woman's 84-year old father needed a caretaker. The woman explained that the adjustment was not easy. Not only did the job of caretaker not come naturally, but figuring out how…

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No Advance Planning To Care For Aging Parents

Prescription drugs are of particular concern. In a recent survey, 49% couldn't name a single drug their parents took. Ask parents about their medications and, if necessary, do research, experts say. Find out the dose, what it's for, who prescribed it and why. People 65 and older account for about a third of all medications prescribed in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health, and older patients are more likely to have long-term and multiple prescriptions, which could lead to unintentional misuse. "It's kind of a never-ending process for caregivers," says Sandy Markwood, head of the National Association…

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What Do You Do About Retirement Planning In The Later Stages Of Your Life?

This phase begins at age 70 and lasts as long as you are able-bodied and high-functioning. Despite your good health, it is helpful to begin looking at what steps you would like your family to take should your condition decline significantly. In most cases your ability to make all your own decisions, care for yourself, engage with the world on your terms, and manage your affairs does not vanish in a split second. The loss of abilities is the natural consequence of the aging process and often happens gradually. At the same time, it is our nature as human beings…

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