Leaving a Home to Heirs While You’re Still Alive
As baby boomers age and head into retirement, estate planning has become a thriving business. And how best to deal with our homes — often our most valuable asset — is among the most fraught questions that need addressing.
How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
What will it take to age well in place, in the surroundings we’ve long cherished that bring us physical, social and emotional comfort? What adaptations are needed to assure our safety and comfort and relieve our children’s legitimate concerns for our welfare?
One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.
Dr. Barak Gaster, an internist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, had spent three years working with specialists in geriatrics, neurology, palliative care and psychiatry to come up with a five-page document that he calls a dementia-specific advance directive.
Farewell To My Inheritance
I know, I know. It’s appalling to be thinking about an inheritance; my thoughts should be on my 91-year-old mother, who had a stroke and for the last three and a half years has required round the clock medical care.
An E.R. That Treats You Like a V.I.P.
At 3 a.m. on a recent Sunday, Herb Wilson’s wife fell backward in the bathroom of their New York apartment and hit her head. It was not her first fall. She has Parkinson’s disease and has fallen many times, causing him worry.