Daystar Senior Living Blog

7 Steps to Becoming Your Parent's Power of Attorney

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 20, 2018 9:19:00 AM

A power of attorney gives you the legal oversight of your parent's financial and medical decisions. The laws concerning power of attorney are clearly defined in order to prevent elder fraud: in order to grant you power of attorney your parent must be of sound mind. There are different types of power of attorney but the most common for seniors is a durable power of attorney, which grants you the right to manage all of your parent's affairs should they become unable to do so. If your parent is suffering from dementia you will probably need to have the court appoint you conservator of their estate. Here are the basic steps you'll need to take in order to become your parents' power of attorney:

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5 Ways to Help Your Parents Manage Their Finances

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 14, 2018 8:14:00 AM

We've all heard the horror stories: adult children think their elderly parents are living comfortably on their retirement income only to discover in reality the bills are overdue and they're having a financial crisis. What happened? Sometimes it's a matter of parents being too proud to admit they don't have enough income to make ends meet, but often they have become victims of elderly fraud and may not realize their investments have been depleted until it's too late.

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The Power of Yoga as a Senior

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 6, 2018 7:10:00 AM

You already know how important exercise is for all age groups and you've probably heard that yoga is a good choice for seniors, especially those with mobility issues. Yoga can help you lose weight and improves both flexibility and balance, which are two of the biggest challenges seniors face as they age.

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Understanding Your Aging Parents: Seniors’ Top 10 Fears

Posted by Jim Fuller on Sep 1, 2017 11:02:00 AM

One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors fear most.

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Daydreaming Can Improve Your Creativity and Problem Solving Side

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 27, 2017 10:02:00 AM

“Johnna, will you sit up and stop daydreaming!” You may have heard this admonition when you were a kid from a teacher or parent. Daydreaming is often viewed as a waste of time, time that could be better spent actually doing something.

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