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Learning About Guardianships

Palm Beach, Florida Elder Law Attorney Lisa Goldstein talks about all aspects of Guardianship – what it is, how it is established, the costs involved and what the guardian is mandated to do. Lisa’s website is


The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. released this video on Guardianship. It’s a subject I personally need to know more about. It’s short, yet informative. Happy learning.

Any family looking for a reputable and knowledgeable attorney who specializes in elder law should visit the website for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys at

Digital Publishing for Seniors – find digital editions of senior resource guides, magazines, brochures and newspapers at the the web’s only interactive library for aging adults at


Spotlight Senior Services, one of the Southwest United States’ premiere publishers of Senior Resource Guides, has added online digital editions to their updated website. In doing so, Spotlight Senior Services, becomes the first publisher in their geography, including Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, to move their 5 guides into the digital publishing age. “The desire to innovate and give my advertisers an in-road into web 2.0 technologies made converting my paper publications into online digital editions an easy decision”, states Kyle Lewis, owner and publisher of The Spotlight Senior Services and Living Options Guide. “In addtion we were very excited to expand our publishing footprint from regional to global virtually overnight. Working with After55 Media Group and has energized my advertisers and has changed my business forever. It’s one thing to work with a digital publisher but with After55 Media Group, both owners are Certified Senior Advisors and really understand my target readers and my advertisers”. Spotlight currently has guides in Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, Arizona and Las Vegas and New Mexico. For more information about Spotlight Senior Services and Living Options go to: .

A Difficult Decision, Moving A Loved One Into A Nursing Home


(photo courtesy of viamarisphotos and flickr) 

It can happen to any family. The day comes when you realize your mom or dad can no longer live on their own and the decision has to be made to move them into a nursing home. Do you take care of them yourself or do you move them right into a nursing home? I had a family member who


Nursing Homes and Your Rights


This a a 9 minute and thirty second video produced by the Health Standards and Quality Bureau of the Healthcare Financing Administration. This bureau is the federal agency responsible for reviewing the care of the residents in a nursing home. The video is informative yet simplified with the clear message, (more…)

Seniors heading to Mexico to Retire


 The Arch at Cabo San Lucas Mexico – (photo courtesy of akahodag and flickr)

Click Here  to read an interesting article written by USA Today’s Chris Hawley entitled, “Seniors head south to Mexican nursing homes”. I am starting to find more and more articles being written on Americans (more…)

Assisted Living Homes – An Alternative to a Nursing Home


(courtesy of The Bex and Flickr)

A Residential Assisted Living Home is also referred to as residential care, board and care, congregate care, personal care or group homes with the name depending on the state you live in.  The Residential Assisted Living Home is a little known segment of senior housing which is growing in popularity. As their name becomes more standardized their profile will become more visible.

At a time when you or a family member are making a decision on where to live and how to be cared for take a look at these warm and loving homes as an alternative to a nursing home. A Residential Assisted Living Home provides care for (more…)

Managing Caregiver Guilt

(courtesy of Dr. Rackner and YouTube)

Elder Abuse – Preying on our Seniors

The crime of those who prey on and violate seniors cannot be spoken of or written about enough. My mother-in-law had a man call her just before Christmas telling her she “had” to enroll in a medicare supplement before the end of the year. It was only by coincidence that she happen to mention it on the phone to us. How many (more…)

Caregiving – How easy is it to get hired?

Being a caregiver can be an extremely rewarding career. With the recent shortage in the health care industry of responsible caregivers, getting a good job is the key to enjoying what you do. After owning a home care agency there were some traits I looked for in a caregiver when hiring that might help you land your first job.   (more…)