Guardianship of a Parent: When and How to Get It
“Should I seek guardianship over my parent?” This is not an easy question, but it is one you may have to face in the future. Answering it confidently requires a great deal of thought, planning and consideration. Are your parents capable of making sound decisions? Are you prepared to deal with the legal process and […]Read More
What is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Will?
There are two primary types of wills, and while they sound similar, they are very different. They are: A last will and testament (commonly referred to simply as a “will”). A living will (also referred to as an “advance directive). It can be very easy to confuse these two legal documents if you’re not completely […]Read More
12 Financial Steps to Take Immediately After the Death of a Spouse
Losing a spouse is a tremendous blow to anyone. Just keeping your composure through the grieving process can take all of your mental and physical strength. As a result, just thinking about how to manage financial obligations following the passing of a spouse can be crippling. It’s OK. It’s natural. The Checklist To help ease […]Read More
Starting and Writing a Will: What You Need to Know
If you have assets of any kind, or dependent children, it’s a good idea to have a last will and testament. The problem is a lot of people cringe at the thought of creating the legal document. But preparing a last will and testament isn’t difficult. Why you need/want one There are several reasons to […]Read More
Shared Housing – Did the Golden Girls Have it Right?
According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone is to set to reach 13.4 million by 2035. Women will make up 75% of this group. (Senior Planet; Aging with an Attitude 10/16/17) Home Sharing: What is it? “Home sharing” is a popular term in […]Read More
When and How to Discuss Power of Attorney with a Parent
No one gets excited about the idea of broaching sensitive subjects, especially with their parents! It may feel a little like role-reversal. However, it doesn’t need to. Many who are caregivers to a parent, or expect to be in the near future, have to ask themselves at some point: When and how do I start […]Read More
The Difference Between Guardianship and Power of Attorney
Caregivers hear the terms “guardianship” and “power of attorney” tossed at them a lot. In fact, those who’ve taken on the role of primary caregivers may have been asked directly: “Do you have a guardian?” or “Has your father/mother given you power of attorney?” But what is guardianship and power of attorney? There’s a common […]Read More
10 Ways to Deal with the Stress of Caregiving for an Ill Parent
Caregiving for a physically or mentally ill parent, while rewarding, can be very stressful — especially when you’re working and have a family at home. It’s perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, exhausted and alone. Even the most resilient caregivers can suffer from these symptoms of stress. It’s important to address these symptoms of […]Read More
The Giving Circle
Giving circles pool contributions from individuals that are interested in donating to a unified cause or charity. Popularity of this form of crowdfunding has doubled over the last eight years in the United States. The Transition Network’s Giving Circle provides grants that help to change the life of women and children who live in the Greater Philadelphia area. In […]Read More
Long-distance Caregiving: 14 Tips for Caring for a Parent in a Different State
Becoming a caregiver to an aging or ill parent can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you’re out of state. But there are two things you should keep in mind about long-distance caregiving: You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are now long-distance caregivers, and most of them do it from more than an hour […]Read More
Welcome to the New Blog!
Welcome to Intervention Associate’s new blog! We are excited to announce the launch of a new blog to the IVA website. For over 25 years, Intervention Associates has worked hard to deliver exceptional services to our clients, their families and the professionals that also support them. This blog is one more way that we can […]Read More