Ask the Senior Care Expert Tim Golden Brighstar Care
Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

Happy Thanksgiving!
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we eagerly anticipate joyful holiday greetings.

Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

Do you know what the leading cause of adult disability in the United States is? The title of this article gives you the answer. Stroke is also the fourth leading cause of death. Although most common in the elderly, it affects many younger people as well.

Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

In most family caregiver situations there is a single person who does the majority, if not all, of the caregiving. Even if there are multiple adult children involved there is almost always a “point person” who is in charge. Often, there is only one person involved.

Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

The most common reason people call my office seeking in-home care is that the caller is responsible for a loved one suffering from dementia and that loved one can’t be left alone. One of the most important things we can ask when dealing with loved ones as they age is “what are the early warning signs of dementia?”

Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

Last month I tackled the topic of guardianships and conservatorships. As a quick review, if someone is incapacitated either due to disease or injury an “interested person” can petition the court to make those financial decisions (conservatorship) or non-financial decisions (guardian-ship) on behalf of the incapacitated individual. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it?

Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

This is one of the harder questions I am asked by families. Usually what happens is one of the children of an elderly person or couple calls and is already frustrated. That child has already had “the conversation” with the parent(s) and each time the parent has refused to listen.