Consider These Topics When Caring for an Aging Parent

It is essential to bring up a parent’s aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable. Often, an exploration into a parent’s future thoughts about health, finances, and residential plans can make the difference...

Managing Another’s Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits

You have been appointed to help your nephew, Robert, manage his Social Security benefits. In the Social Security system, you’ll be called Robert’s “representative payee.” The situation is similar if you’re appointed to help your elderly father, who has dementia,...

Apprehension Among Millennials About Social Security

When the US federal government established its social insurance program on August 14, 1935, its purpose was to provide retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. Since that time, in part due to the disappearance of extended family networks, an increase in...

How Seniors Can Benefit From Emotional Support Animals

Most of us know what a service animal is, but the use of emotional support animals is becoming more common. An emotional support animal is a companion animal that provides benefits to a person who has an emotional or mental health disorder. In order to be...

Four Benefits Available to Veterans

Veterans are an important class of our population and as such, it is important to know about the various benefits available to them.  Many of the benefits are based on the type of service by the veteran, the health of the veteran, or a combination of these factors. We...