During this Ask the Expert session with Debi Douglass, Oasis Senior Care Advisors we discuss:
*How do you know when is the right time to move *How early do you need to start the process
*Different types of communities and how care level is determined
*Should both parents move even if one doesn't need extra care
*What to do if the community isn't providing all the care they're supposed to
*How to report problems
*Options if parent needs counseling or therapy
Ask the Expert – Leigh Ashley, M.A., LMFT, Therapist
During this Ask the Expert session with Leigh Ashley, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we discuss:
*How to get mom and dad to accept help
*The importance of documenting concerns
*How facial expressions and tone impact communication
*How cognitive function affects the approach
*How to handle conflict avoidant parent who doesn't want to push the parent who needs additional help
*The martyr/hero approach
*When a special needs adult child is involved
*Siblings who don't agree on how to best care for parent, especially when one sibling in town but others aren't
*If parent seems depressed - how to get them to get help
*When parents don't want to talk about future plans and preparedness.
Q&A with Attorneys Keith Leuty & Jeff Barnett, of Partnering Sponsor, Barnett & Leauty, PC. During this live Q&A with Family Members in August 2023 they answer legal questions about:
*Changing who's listed first on a parent's Power of Attorney when the other parent has been diagnosed with dementia *Preparing to apply for Medicaid * Parent won't give POA and doctor won't sign off *How an ally or attorney can help with difficult legal conversations *Types of Durable POAs * DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) - when you may or may not want one *Directive to Physician/Living Will *Medical Power of Attorney *Two types of DNR *How a Lady Bird Deed or Transfer on Death Deed works *Muniment of Title *Only four years to probate a will *HIIPA release when one parent has Alzheimer's and other circumstances.
Q&A about managing expenses with Elizabeth Clubb, myFloc
There can be confusion, frustration and emotions involved when watching mom or dad manage their expenses.
During this live Q&A with Family Members in May 2023 Elizabeth Clubb of myFloc answers questions about helping to manage expenses.
*How you can be more involved
*When should you step in
* How do you have conversations to get them to allow you to to help
*When do you take over
*Options when helping.
She also shares how the myFloc platform can help control over-spending, prevent fraud as well as allow others, including famiy and non-family members to help our parents.
Q&A with Attorneys Jeff Barnett and Keith Leuty, of Partnering Sponsor Barnett & Leuty.
During this live Q&A with Family Members in March 2023 they answer legal questions about:
*removing someone from a Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney
*how many alternates should there be on that POA
*how a Lady Bird Deed or Transfer on Death Deed works with property
*understanding the difference between a "springing" or "non-springing" Power of Attorney and how to tell which it is on your parent's POA if they're not sure
*what to do with difficulty getting a financial institution to recognize a POA
*making changes to a will
Q&A with Independent Medicare Specialist Sherry Hoppmann. During this live Q&A with Family Members in November 2022 Sherry Hoppmann sorts all the Medicare Plans and Parts. She also answers questions about signing up for Medicare, potentially changing plans, pros and cons of the different types and how to find the right plan for your situation.
Q&A about Home Healthcare with Stephanie Rice and Kim Hastings of Robinson Creek Home Health
Q&A with Stephanie Rice, social worker and owner of Partnering Sponsor Robinson Creek Home Health & Hospice and Kim Hastings, Nurse Practitioner at Robinson Creek.
During this live Q&A with F Family Members in October of 2022 they answered questions about Home Healthcare.
They discussed everything from when to call for an assessment, what kind of conditions can be helped by home healthcare and why this benefit is often under utilized even though it's usually covered by Medicare.
Q&A with Attorneys Jeff Barnett and Keith Leuty, Barnett & Leuty.
During this live Q&A with Founding Family Members in July 2022 they answer legal questions about who needs a will, transfer on death deeds, how a Power of Attorney is activated, why you want to avoid guardianship, Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts and more.
Q&A with Jennifer Prescott from Blue Water Homecare
Q & A with Jennifer Prescott, a registered nurse and the co-founder of Blue Water Homecare, a Partnering Sponsor of Parenting Aging Parents.
During this live Q&A with Founding Family Members in May of 2022 she answered questions about in-home caregiver options, convincing mom or dad they need help, who pays for it, what's included and more.
Q&A with John Brown, with Oasis Senior Advisors Austin, a Partnering Sponsor of Parenting Aging Parents. During this live Q&A with Founding Family Members in March of 2022 he answered questions about signs to look for to determine if mom or dad needs additional care, getting the doctor involved for medicare benefits at home, medicaid managed zones and how they differ around the state, differences between medicare and medicare advantage plans, how private insurance plays a part in coverage, that services of a senior advisor are free, memory care Veteran benefits and more!