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  • What Is A Bedsore? Is It Caused By Elder Abuse? – Q & A

    Q  I believe my mother may be developing a bedsore. She is eighty-eight years old and currently lives in a Board & Care after having suffered a stroke that resulted in her right side being completely paralyzed. She is unable to walk or sit-up in bed. Her body position is often is a stationary position for […]

  • What If I Need A Conservatorship Right Away? Q & A

    What If I Need A Conservatorship Right Away? Q & A My head is spinning. My 87-year-old father has rapidly declined in his mental and physical functioning. I spoke to my neighbor who has told me it is probably too late to have a Power Of Attorney set-up because my father no longer has the […]

  • Social Security Survivor Benefits Upon Spouses Death – Q & A

    My husband passed away two months ago at age 68. I am 60 and work part-time as a real estate agent. I would like to know whether I am eligible to receive my husband’s social security benefits. My husband had both life insurance and a monthly pension from his work. How do I find out […]

  • Physical Elder Abuse – Q & A

    Q. I ran across a friend the other day and she was telling me about her neighbor, an 82 year-old grandmother and that an in-home caregiver had sexually assaulted the elder. I was shocked when I learned this since my mother, who suffers from serious dementia, lives in a nursing home and I never even […]

  • Aging Brains –Keeping Your Aging Parent Mentally Sharp

    Q  My mother has just turned 70 and is beginning to show signs forgetfulness. She is starting to forget things she used to remember like taking her car keys and being unable to remember phone numbers that used to be second nature to her. She even sometimes forgets the day of the week it is. […]

  • My 88 Year Old Father Refuses To Give Up Driving….

    Q. My father is turning eighty-nine in five months and our family is concerned that he is still driving. While he is in decent physical condition for his age and is witty and charming as ever, we can’t help but think it might be time for Dad to give up driving. The problem is that […]

  • California Elder Law Centers And Elder Care Directories

    In California, being able to find reliable information on Elder Law Centers and Elder Care Services can be an essential part of your mobile search for your loved one, especially if you are in immediate need of locating Senior Living Services such as finding the right Home Care Nursing Service, Board-and-Care facility, Retirement Home, as […]

  • Right To Die Becomes Law In California -2015

    Q. My father is 89 and suffers from end-stage cancer. The doctors have told us that his condition will not improve and is terminal. My father is in severe and unremitting pain. He is has gone through two rounds of Chemotherapy but the cancer keeps spreading. The Oncologist told us that in all probability he […]

  • Legal & Financial Questions – Preparing Your Aging Parents

    When it’s time to discuss long term legal and financial options and how to best prepare for them, we recommend you have a conversation with your loved ones as early as possible. If you believe your loved one is ready to openly discuss long term care issues, and the legal and financial issues that come […]