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Senior Finances: The Emotional Roller Coaster, with Daphne Davis

Daphne Davis at Pinnacle Senior Placements builds relationships to understand the heart of what's happening at your family. She also sees the emotional highs...

Don’t Lose Yourself Financially in Caregiving!

As most of you know I cared for my mother for the last six years of her life.  Because of the many ups and...

Families and Funding Options: Have the conversations up front!

Many families avoid discussing money. It’s not an easy topic to talk about. And I am certainly not a professional financial advisor, nor do...

Financial Power of Attorney: Do you know your responsibilities?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that protects you and protects your senior loved one. It basically says if your loved one...

Washington State Medicaid Program can help a Senior Fund Long Term Care

COPES: The Washington State Medicaid Program can help a Senior Fund Long Term Care. Current trends in Long Term care provides a staggering representation of...

The Caregiving Account

When you are caring for a loved one, there are two things I can guarantee: You will be involved in financial dealings. They can...

An Overview of Elder Law with Janet Smith

Janet Smith, an elder law attorney with the Northwest Elder Law Group, spoke at Discovery 2019, the 34th Annual Alzheimer's Regional Conference. Elder law...

Financial Abuse by Family Members, with Nichole Smith

Nichole Smith at CarePartners Senior Living says that surprisingly, a majority of financial abuse comes from family members. We often have so many red flags that families are squirreling away money. When a person loses their safety awareness, of course they trust their family more than anybody else, and family members may be making decisions which they think are in the best interest of their loved one, but later down the line it may make it so they can’t get on a state Medicaid program because they’ve gifted money within the last five years.
Caregiving: Asking Questions

Funding Options for Senior Care with Kelley Smith

Kelley Smith at CarePartners Senior Living talks about funding options for senior care. If a retirement/assisted living/memory care community really is the best solution, then we are going to talk about financing. What are you supposed to do if your dad’s gone, and all your mom has is her social security and her house? We have the largest floating Medicaid license in the state. Mom can take what little assets she has, and when she runs out of money, Mom qualifies for the state benefits and is guaranteed to be able to stay with us.

Funding Options for Long Term Care with Daphne Davis

Funding long-term care is a huge topic that stymies people. Daphne Davis at Pinnacle Senior Placements says one option that’s overlooked is Aid and...