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The Chosen One

A friend called me the other day and shared her concerns about being chosen to be the health-care and financial power of attorney for her mother.  She had heard me speak on the topic and the challenges associated with the … Continue reading

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FYI about POA

Medical Power of Attorney (POA) is something each of us, no matter our age, should have. Frequently, people grant POA to their spouse, children or siblings. POA goes into effect only if you are not able to make competent decisions. … Continue reading

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CaregiverLife Radio – What You Need to Know About Elder Law

Click here to join me tomorrow morning for CaregiverLife Radio from 10-11am (CST) Topic : Elder Law Guest: Rick Law from Law Elder Law About Rick: “World class” is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “being of the highest caliber in the … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Family

The old saying “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family”, is true.  Being part of a family brings with it dynamics both good and bad.  These dynamics are shaped through years of tradition and practice. My … Continue reading

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Preventing and Reacting to Elder Abuse

Just over a week ago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on another senior citizen that was almost a victim of a financial exploitation scam.  Convinced the person on the other end of the phone was her grandchild, a KaneCounty grandmother was … Continue reading

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