Today's Caregivers Are Unprepared for Estate Liquidation

Family and friends who help care for a loved one expect to cook meals, run errands, manage medications and the myriad other tasks that help an elderly or i...

Today’s Caregivers Are Younger, Need Critical Support

Caregivers are getting younger and younger. In our recent National Care Survey, we were surprised to discover the bulk of caregiving duties are now falling...

Five Easy Tips to Calm Down During a Family Cleanout

During estate liquidations or downsizing, family members often come into heavy conflict. Letting go of a childhood home while working with brothers and sis...

The Quilt That Came Alive: Laura’s Special Project for Grandma

When Laura returned to her hometown to recover after a difficult divorce, she assumed the role of caregiver for her ailing grandmother. Grandma was driftin...

Props for Dad: A Daughter Uncovers Hidden War Memories

What does it take to recover distant memories when a loved one is struggling with dementia or other aging issues? Our writer, Eric Wallace, followed along ...

Home for the Holidays? How to Check on Older Parents

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but the truth is that those brief home visits can become stressful if you are dealing with older parents who a...

Dementia: How Can You Help Protect Mom’s Independence?

The first clue of Mom’s dementia was the forgotten birthday. William’s mother always sent her oldest son a card with a check tucked inside. This year, thou...

6 Tips for Helping Seniors Manage Medication

Americans are living longer than ever, and seniors are taking more and more medication to keep them alive. According to a US Health and Human Services repo...

Q&A: Talking “Good Death” with an End-of-Life Doula

Shelby Krillen trained as a nurse, but after decades of working in hospitals in Richmond, she was ready to make a change. While helping care for a friend d...

Working with Matt Paxton, and Why This Job Isn’t About Moving Boxes

John Tracy joined the Legacy Navigator team in early 2017, and dug right into the physical and emotional work we do. One day after working on a particularl...

Helping Your Parents with Downsizing Their Possessions

Moving is at the top of every list of “major life stressors.” When most people move they take their stuff with them. But when seniors begin downsizing poss...

Mom, We Need to Talk: How to Communicate with Parents About Aging

Having the talk with parents about aging is one we may dread, but can’t avoid when it’s no longer safe for them to continue living independently. “The Talk...

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