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An App for Cremation?

An App for Cremation?

What if you could order a cremation for your loved one from their bedside? It would certainly avoid the need to research and find a funeral home. In addition, it avoids a visit to the funeral home and the potential for employees to try and upsell your every decision. For basic cremation with the delivery of cremains to your doorstep,…

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Can Medi-Cal Pay for Dementia Care?

Can Medi-Cal Pay for Dementia Care?

We work with so many families who are struggling with dementia. Understanding how to deal with dementia is a growing problem in our society as the average age of our population continues to increase. We have all heard the statistic that 10,000 people become eligible for Medicare every day by turning 65. Every day. And caring for a family member with…

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Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

In 1987, President Reagan signed a ban on the use of drugs in nursing homes that were prescribed to chemically restrain patients, unless the medications are needed for that patient or other residents’ safety. However, in September 2021, the New York Times has reported that antipsychotic drugs were frequently used on dementia patients in the 2000s, notwithstanding the almost doubled…

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066: End-of-Life Care Decisions: Balancing Technology with Compassion

066: End-of-Life Care Decisions: Balancing Technology with Compassion

Big Three from Episode #066: Have end-of-life decision-making conversations as early as possible with your families, doctors, attorneys, spiritual advisors–all-important parties involved.End-of-life decision-making is about what the patient truly wants.Hospice and palliative care are not “death panels.” In fact, they have been shown to provide a better quality of life for the patient and family members. Time-stamped Show Notes: 4:58…

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065: Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: A Valuable Community Resource

065: Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: A Valuable Community Resource

Big Three from Episode #065: Diablo Valley Foundation for the aging is not just for orphaned seniors. They provide support to all seniors and their family members however they may need it.DVFA has various programs, but their primary three services include professional private fiduciary services, care management, and adult daycare.DVFA’s mission is to provide support enabling older adults to find…

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063: Aging in Place: It Takes a Village

063: Aging in Place: It Takes a Village

Big Three from Episode #063: Villages like Lamorinda help older adults age in place and cultivate community and connection.Memberships provide various services from events and activities to referrals, home-based help, and more.Villages are non-profit and membership-based. Time-stamped Show Notes: 3:32 – What is the concept of the village, how did it get started? 5:10 – What geographic regions are covered…

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061: Keys to a Successful Transfer of Wealth

061: Keys to a Successful Transfer of Wealth

Big Three from Episode #061: Teach your heirs ahead of time how to handle wealth successfully.Communication and conflict management is KEY to building a solid family foundation, especially for when the older generations are no longer around.Have the family find a shared purpose for using their wealth as a tool. Time-stamped Show Notes: 5:57 – How often do these wealth…

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