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Elder Care Planning Is Like Hurricane Planning

— By: Barbara L. Spangenberg,  Elder Care Coordinator Having just weathered Hurricane Harvey, I am struck by the similarities of the emergency planning process – and how it relates to care planning for our aging parents.  My 95-year-old mom learned about planning through her own disasters: she had 20 minutes to plan a San Diego wildfire... Read More

Financial Planning Tips for Houston’s Working Caregivers

— The thousands of employed family caregivers in Houston lose a considerable amount of money when they take time from their jobs to care for their aging parents, and spend a good deal of their own funds to do so. The MetLife Mature Market Institute released a study, “The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double... Read More

Can You Find Your “Stuff” Today?

— Too often we need some pieces of information when we are least able to think clearly—during an emergency, a doctor’s appointment, at the lawyer’s office, or at the hospital admitting desk, for example. To avoid confusion and a time-consuming search in situations like that, it’s a good idea to get organized ahead of time when... Read More