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What Happens To Your Business When You Care For An Aging Parent?

Most entrepreneurs and business owners I know are pretty much juggling 18 balls in the air at once – fulfilling many different roles and implementing several plans to keep their businesses moving forward. Businesses often start with a detailed plan to grow and good entrepreneurs know that these plans need to be reviewed and adjusted…

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Me and Dear Abby

I know that I know what I am talking about. I’ve been involved with families and the financial or physical or emotional difficulties they face when experiencing the challenges that arise with aging loved ones for more than 15  years. That being said, it’s always nice….and in this case feels kinda cool….when one of my…

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To Move or Not to Move…If Only it Were That Simple of a Question (Part 3)

In this last section of our three part series, we get to the underlying issue that complicates everything  – the emotions involved in these major decisions. Emotions This is really the piece that can make or break any possible plans. It can undo logical decisions in a single moment and have families who normally get…

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To Move or Not to Move….If Only it Was That Simple of a Question (Part 2)

Last week I started out by saying that the decision of whether or not an aging parent should move out of the family home and into a senior community is often one of the most complicated aspects of helping plan for the future of an aging parent. In addition to the often extensive financial aspects…

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To Move or Not to Move…If Only it Was That Simple of a Question (Part 1)

One of the most difficult conversations I see take place among families is whether or not an aging parent should move out of their home and into a senior-focused community. It’s really one of the more overwhelming questions faced by families with aging parents. Sure there are a lot of other things to discuss and…

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I Made Three People Cry the Other Day

  One of the hardest parts of my work in helping families with aging parents downsize out of their family homes and into new “easier” apartments and condos is talking to them about the “stuff” they have accumulated over the years. There is a difficult dynamic that happens where people are very emotionally attached to…

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Keep What You Love

I speak a lot about the process of downsizing…or really how to turn the overwhelming panic of how to get through what needs to get done into a process that people feel they can accomplish. Just yesterday I spoke to a room full of people on this topic, some of who had already downsized at…

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Advice For Your Aging Parents From Dwight D. Eisenhower

I talk a lot about the importance of planning for the future of your aging parents. About steeling yourself for an uncomfortable conversation that you may not want to have – or that they may not want to have. I give tips on how to have these difficult conversations and hopefully provide enough motivation that…

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You Simply Have to be Brave Enough……

“You simply have to be brave enough to have her be mad at you in order to assume some responsibility for her well-being.” That was the advice that Amy Dickinson, of the syndicated column Ask Amy, gave in her August 1st column to the person who wrote in asking what to do about her husband’s…

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Why Did I Come in This Room Again?

You often hear people say things like “I’m having a senior moment” or “I swear I can’t remember anything anymore!”  But how do you know truthfully if these are just moments that don’t imply something more or a indication of a bigger problem. As people age there are many things that can cause dementia-like symptoms…

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