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Firetruck Taxi Service

Firetruck Taxi Service

This column often deals with serious issues that challenge you to think about improving your situation or take some sort of action that enhances your condition.  We thought we might take the opportunity to lighten it up a bit and share a “feel good” story. Sandy...
The Grief of Ambiguous Loss

The Grief of Ambiguous Loss

When dealing with grief-inducing loss, it feels awful.  When that loss continues day after day without any end in sight, it can be excruciating.  The term for such continuous heartache as one deals with a continually changing health situation is called “ambiguous...
Tax Breaks for Caregivers

Tax Breaks for Caregivers

There is good news for caregivers who take care of parents or other relatives in their homes.   Family caregivers who support loved ones in their homes are eligible for several tax credits and deductions.  Of course, the IRS has certain requirements, but they are...
The “Business Side” of Senior Love

The “Business Side” of Senior Love

It is heartwarming to see seniors engage in late-in-life romance.  That being said, getting married for second or third time have significant financial and estate planning considerations.  Planning before the wedding can make a significant difference later in life. At...
Respite Reminder

Respite Reminder

If you care for a loved one, whether in their home or in yours, you know it is a full-time job.  And, because it is a job to be taken seriously, it is not simply 9 to 5.  Sometimes it can last 24-hours a day.  This can be IS exhausting.  Often caregivers in this...
Bonding with Your Homecare Provider

Bonding with Your Homecare Provider

The only way many people can stay in their homes rather than an institution like a nursing home or similar retirement community is to retain the assistance of a homecare agency.  Doing so ensures that older adults who need support can stay in the comfort of their own...