Footing the bill for aging parents

Are adult children legally responsible to pay for their parents’ care? You may be surprised to learn that in 30 states, including California, there’s a law on the books that declares adult children have a duty to pay for care for their impoverished parents. Filial responsibility statutes, as they are called, require an adult child [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

The growing need for family caregivers

Q: I am reading and hearing more and more about family caregivers and family caregiving. Do you have any facts or figures about this subject? A: You are hearing more because the need for this type of care is growing every day. During any given year, one-third of the U.S. population provides care for chronically [...]

By |February 25th, 2014|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Helping Aging Loved Ones Thrive Seminar

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Helping Aging Loved Ones Thrive,” on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informative seminar will presented by Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns, and Lori Bliss, Case [...]

By |February 20th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns to Host Caregiving Seminar

Senior Concerns will present a free seminar titled “Helping Aging Loved Ones Thrive” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 25 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks . Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns, and Lori Bliss, case manager at Senior Concerns, will present the seminar. Both women are certified senior advisors. The [...]

By |February 20th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

What turns us into caregivers?

For Mary, it was when she began taking her dad to doctor visits. For Janice, it was when she began helping her mom in the bathroom. For John, it was when his parent’s overdrawn bank account forced him to start handling their financial affairs. For my sister, it was when my mom needed help showering [...]

By |February 12th, 2014|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments