It’s time to have that difficult conversation with your older parents

It’s time to have that difficult conversation with your older parents

| Written by Laurie Taylor | I moved away from my parents' home before I turned 18 years old. Whenever I would go back to visit, my mom would tell me "All our important papers are in that file cabinet." I would nod but I never walked over to that file cabinet and opened the drawer to see what she thought was important. That file cabinet represented an event that I did not want to face; that my mom would no longer be able to handle her affairs. I also never asked her any questions, such as "Where are your bank accounts? Do you have any investment accounts? Life insurance? A safety deposit box? Are your estate documents current? What are your wishes for your funeral?" It felt awkward, like I was excitedly anticipating her impending demise. However, death is inevitable and denying its existence will not stop it from occurring. Sometimes, before death occurs, there may be a period of incapacitation....
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Make A Living Will!

Make A Living Will!

You have probably heard the pious sounding advice that “everyone should have a living will.” In this case, the pious advice is absolutely correct! If any group of people is in a position to know the truth of this, it is emergency room physicians. They are on the front line in dealing with the unforeseen accidents and medical emergencies that can render a person unable to express his or her wishes. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, in 2014, only a quarter (26%) of Americans had a living will. Other studies have placed the percentage as “high” as 36%, but that still leaves most people unprepared to deal with life’s most important decisions. Despite its name, a living will is not a way of leaving property to your family or loved ones. A living will or advanced medical directive tells medical personnel what your wishes are if you are not able to speak for yourself. It is a legal...
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The FAL Senior Transition Pro Team can help with any aspect of senior life transition

Finding Assisted Living is very proud of its Senior Transition Pro Team, a network of professionals from many fields, able to help with any aspect of senior life transition. Take a look at the entire team to see what they can do to make the move to a senior lifestyle safe, secure and satisfying. Just click on Senior Transition Pro Team....
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FAL welcomes Bill Navarra, Realty Pro Assured to the FAL ProTeam

Finding Assisted Living is happy to announce the association of Mr. Bill Navarra, the Broker/Owner of Realty Pros Assured, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the Daytona Beach area as part of the FAL ProTeam. Bill Navarra and his team of over 150 real estate professionals specialize in the Ormond Beach and the Greater Daytona Beach area....
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Meditation and Weight Loss

When most people think of losing weight, exercise and diet are the first things that come to mind. At first thought, you might dismiss the idea of losing weight through meditation. Unlike walking or other exercises, meditation does not use much energy and cannot contribute directly to the calorie deficit you must achieve to burn fat. However, for many people, meditating may help to change the behaviors that lead to obesity. Meditation can take many forms, including an expression of religious belief, but here we are talking about a conscious effort to become mindful of one’s own behavior and the reasons for that behavior. In this sense, meditation is the practice of focusing the mind inwardly and trying to understand the reasons for our feelings and behaviors, especially our eating behavior. Some people call this “mindfulness” or “mindfulness meditation.” Eating is the natural response to feelings of physical hunger. When your stomach is empty and your blood sugar levels fall, it is...
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Prenuptial / Premarital Agreements

You have met a wonderful person later in life, and you fall in love. While talking about your exciting life together, you or maybe even your loved one mentions a prenuptial or premarital agreement. The realities of your financial situation weigh on your mind. You own many valuable assets - assets you would like to protect in case things don't go as planned. You have children from a previous marriage whom you would like to include in your estate planning. You certainly don't want to be a "killjoy," and you certainly don't want your intended to think your assets and your children are more important than your beloved. However, you need to address your concerns. Although you love your intended and believe your relationship will stand the test of time, you are a realist and know that despite your intention to make this marriage work, statistically it may fail. So, what do you do? First, you should be honest...
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