No one ever said that getting old was easy– for the person— or their family. As we age, our physical and psychological needs change dramatically. Understanding these changes and providing for these needs is imperative for every person to live life to its fullest.
Even with the best care, the certainty of life’s end is also something that we all must face. Coming to terms with death and the accompanying issues in an important concept for the individual and family.
Below are some carefully selected resources that relate to senior health and the complex legal and emotional issues that come about at the end of life.
1) Mama’s Health
Mama’s Health provides tools that help educate people to lead healthier lives which makes people lead happier, more productive and lower stress lives.
2) The Health Care Blog
All issues of healthcare are discussed by a multitude of authors. Topics range from the healthcare costs, family responsibility to patient safety.
3) Dementia Support Group
A range of support groups to help those family members and caregivers of people with dementia. Discussions include support, treatments, discussions and life to life dealings.
4) Eldercare Expert Blog by Cheryl Mathieu, Ph.D., M.S.W.
This blog helps teach caregivers and family how to know signs and symptoms of some of the elderly diseases and what to do if they are recognized. Cheryl shares ideas and ways to work with/for the elderly.
5) Retirement Living Sourcebook
A resource to help those in the Washington D.C. and surrounding area know, compare and contrast all the retirement, assisted living and nursing homes. Also allows those in the community become actively involved in the retirement/elderly community.
6) Ask Liza: Everyday Estate Planning by Liza Weiman Hanks
Liza gives information on how to go about writing and using wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, estate taxes and probate court. It is an online resource to help people navigate the legalities of this sort of planning.
7) Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof Blog by Gerry Beyer
This teaches families and the elderly population how to plan their finances. It shows all aspects of wills, trusts and estate planning.
8) Seniors for Living
Discussions range from funding assisted living, independent living, alzheimers care, continuing care, retirement living and home care. It assists family members in choosing what is appropriate for their loved ones.
9) The Q Family Adventures Travel Blog by the Q family
This is the real life travels and vacations of a suburban Atlanta family. It gives helpful advice, strategies and stories of travel with families and spouses.