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If the Worst Case Comes: Having Your Aging Parents Declared Incompetent

Having your parents declared incompetent is one of the more emotionally difficult aspects of ensuring appropriate senior care. But in some unfortunate and extreme cases, it’s necessary.

At the Eldercare ABC blog, Joy Loverde, author of The Complete Eldercare Planner, offers advice to a woman whose parents can’t see they’re a risk to themselves and others:

For starters, call the area agency on agency where your parents reside, and ask them to …Read more ›

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Free, Local Resources Help Find Care for Aging Parents

During your search for elder care, have you contacted an Area Agency on Aging? The Transition Aging Parents blog features a glowing explanation about these organizations.

There are 650 of them across the United States, says the blog. They help you find resources and care. According to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Web site:

AAAs were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to …Read more ›

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Are You Legally Responsible for Your Parents’ Care?

are you legally responsible for your parents' care

are you legally responsible for your parents'  careThere will come a day when your aging parent may need someone to handle his or her care, and that someone will very likely be you. In fact, many adult children expect that such a day will come when they must assume responsibility for their parents’ well being. After all, that’s the circle of life, and morally …Read more ›

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