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What is the name of that film I saw?

I am trying to remember the name of a film that I saw. It is Australian, made in the late 80s or early 90s, and is about the neighbour and the nurse trying to get an elderly man's family to help with his declining health. My Google- and imdb-fu are not worthy. [more inside]
posted by Multicellular Exothermic on Nov 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Should I avoid supporting my aging father?

My father is aging, with heart problems and developing dementia. I am generally a conscientious person, but I'm staring down the necessity of supporting him like the barrel of a gun. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2014 - 39 answers

Dad with dementia has moved aged care homes - how to help him cope?

My dad has multiple health problems and dementia, but since moving into care his mental and physical health have improved. Now we've had to move him to a new place and he's really unhappy there. How can we help him cope? Have you had similar experiences with an elderly relative? [more inside]
posted by andraste on Nov 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Recommendations for a mobile phone for Mom?

My Mom is 78, has and can use a laptop and Google Voice but is not particularly tech adventurous. She walks about 5 - 7 miles a day and is really self-sufficient, but we'd like to procure and use a mobile phone for her at the very least for coordinating emergencies about other people, and maybe so she can coordinate her own, if needed. I am having trouble formulating the problem and finding solutions with Google, and could really use your help and advice! [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Oct 9, 2014 - 12 answers

What should I look for in an attorney for the terminally ill?

I'd appreciate recommendations and suggestions for (and about) elder care attorneys in Portland, OR. Bonus points: not for an elder, but for someone with a terminal illness. [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Sep 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Should My 92 Year Old Father Get A Different Doctor?

My 92 year old father went for his annual physical in May and I have had concerns with the quality of care he has received both during the physical and in several followups. However, I don't know if I should encourage him to go to a different doctor (there aren't many locally who are accepting new patients, and I don't know their quality, but we could try). Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I get my parents to take end of life care seriously?

Have you been successful at having the End of Life discussion with your parents? Would you please give tips on helping me to convince my parents to take it seriously? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Aug 22, 2014 - 16 answers

Forum for caregivers of elderly housebound patients?

What are the good online forums where well-informed relatives of the elderly in long term home-based health care share information? [more inside]
posted by vincele on Feb 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Um, yeah, you are deteriorating.

How can I best support the dear elderly people in my life who can't do what they used to do? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sockerpup on Jun 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Sick and elderly father is not competent, has crushing debt. Now what?

My father had a profound stroke. He now has severe dementia and delusions. Sibling and I need to get power of attorney and also speak with a lawyer to determine long-term issues and help get rid of his crushing debt. Do I need an elder law attorney or an estate planning attorney, and what else might I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Experience with homecare / seniorcare franchises?

I want to start a business while helping people in my city. One option would be to purchase a homecare franchise, such as Visiting Angels, Home Helpers, Senior Helpers, Comfort Keepers, etc. I understand that these franchises might cost anywhere from $50k - $150k plus ongoing fees. Alternately, I could hang out a shingle and start my own without any outside support. I have financial experience, but I have never done homecare and I have never owned or operated my own business. Does anybody have experience or advice with related to buying or operating a homecare franchise? Does your franchise treat its members well? Does it make sense to purchase one from a well-known provider or start from scratch? I welcome all feedback and advice!
posted by 0110 on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

How to find 24 hour nursing care for a parent?

My father has recently moved to an assisted living residence, but we think he may need more constant care. Is 24 hour nursing or live-in caregivers affordable? How do you find the right person/service? This is in Toronto, Ontario. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop on Oct 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Better care for Grandma

Please tell me about your in-home elder care solutions in the US, specifically in the rural Northeast/upper Midwest. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on May 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Long Distance Elder Care: Are my hands tied?

Long distance elderly care dilemma: Advice on moving my 85-year old aunt to assisted living from a rehab center and out of her dilapidated house in rural upstate New York. [more inside]
posted by captainmickey on Jan 16, 2012 - 16 answers

How to prevent confused elder from dismantling technology components.

An elderly relative, once technically savvy, now goes into fugue states where, in his confusion, he dismantles computer and A/V setups, with no one in the household to reconnect them properly. I'm looking for a way of securing A/V and computer connections while leaving the function of the devices still accessible. The alternative so far is spending endless hours with the cable company to get them to send someone to help, or paying someone else to come by. Phone instructions are no good, and there is no one in the household who can help.
posted by oneironaut on Nov 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Are my dad's doctors making him sicker?

This is my first Ask MeFi question, and I'm asking on behalf of my parents. My father is in reasonably good physical health but poor mental health, which may be related to the meds he's on and the "quality" care he's getting in the American "system". Are there some kind of additional resources for me or them to help make their way through the bureaucrat-ese and get some better care? And maybe some additional health care (or heck, elder care in general) resources I could find for them? [more inside]
posted by no relation on Sep 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me perm my gemaw's hair

This klutz needs tips, advice, and product recommendations for giving a home perm to an elderly woman. [more inside]
posted by nita on Jul 26, 2011 - 15 answers

Finding a nursing home in Cleveland

Is there an organization that can provide some guidance on choosing a nursing home? I'm interested in moving my father from the one he is in now. This is in Northeast Ohio. If I'm on my own, how do I go about finding and evaluating potential nursing homes? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on May 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I research assisted living facilities?

How do I go about researching specific assisted living facilities in Florida? My grandparents are considering two of them and want me to find out if they've had any complaints, lawsuits, regulatory violations, etc. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Three's Company Too

Need financial/legal info about buying a house with someone else. I know YANML and YANMA but wanted starting points, advice, and any stories from people who have been through this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm sorry you're living with my nightmare

Life with (and without) Huntington's. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Liquidating Grandma Holdings

My wife and I need to turn my Mother-in-Law's estate into cash to fund her long term Alzheimer's care. Should I plan to call one of those estate sale companies or are there better options (an ebay seller service, maybe)? What should I know ahead of time and what scams should I watch out for? What is fair to pay for a fee or percentage? And any recommendations for the Houston area? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Making preparations for my parents' future

My parents are currently in their late 50s, and in good health. But given the many threads recently on caring for elderly and sick parents, I want to start making some plans for their future care. What sorts of things should we be talking about NOW? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Jul 5, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I help my elderly father continue to live alone in a giant house?

How can I help my elderly father continue to live alone in a giant house? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Dec 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Activities/tasks/distractions for my grandmother?

I'd like ideas for activities/tasks/distractions for my demented grandmother. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 - 10 answers

How to find a geriatric care manager?

Does anyone have any experience engaging and / or working with a geriatric care manager for an elderly relative or friend? My sister and I need some help (and a little moral support) with respect to dealing with our mother, who has mild dementia (and lives in Nassau County, New York). Any suggestions with respect to finding, evaluating and / or working with one would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to the hive!
posted by SuzB on Sep 24, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I find accountants and financial advisers for my elderly California Mom and her trust?

How do I find accountants and financial advisers for my elderly California Mom and her trust? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Finding housework help for grandmother in Springfield, NJ

How to find someone to do errands/light housework regularly for my grandmother in North-Central NJ? [more inside]
posted by kelseyq on May 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Help & online support while caring for an elderly relative with vascular dementia?

Two questions, really: specifically, how can I get my aunt with vascular dementia to recognize that she needs help and can no longer live alone? And generally, I'm looking for blogs and support forums on dealing with people with dementia. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Dec 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Need home health care / home aide in NY

Help. Please. (Live-in?) Home Health Care in NY. Really long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Oct 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Help the son and daughter-in-law of a compulsive hoarder!

I have some friends (a married couple) from Denver who have just found out that 1) his mother had a stroke at the age of 70, 2) his mother was a hoarder, and has kept everything in her house for the past thirty-plus years that she's been living alone (with no power, heat, or water) 3) in Peoria, IL. I'm trying to find resources that they can use on their limited budget for psychological (support group), financial, and other assistance. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Nov 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Cellular Panic Buttons?

Does anyone know if there is a medical alarm service (like LifeFone or MedicAlert) that works on a cellular network instead of old copper wire land-lines? [more inside]
posted by lucidreamstate on Jun 3, 2007 - 4 answers

I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up: Medical Alert Services

Which medical alert service for independent seniors do you recommend, and why? [more inside]
posted by NYCinephile on Feb 18, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I help my father retire into an assisted living community?

How do I find and evaluate assisted living, retirement communities, and nursing homes from afar? My father wants my help in researching retirement options for him, and he wants to retire to an area where neither of us currently lives. Google is a bit overwhelming and feels predatory on this topic, and I'm just not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by occhiblu on Feb 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Looking after Mum from a distance...

My aunt called me to say that my Mum is sending off money from the UK to scam artists in Canada. Plus she's left pans on the stove (alight) several times recently, and gone out. Plus she locks herself out incessantly... [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Oct 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Private Home Health Agencies in NYC?

A friend is dealing with the chronic illness of an elderly parent. Currently, insurance is paying for a home health aide to come in four hours a day during the week, but the family really needs to have some help on weekends, too. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Sep 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Chicago granny, Boston girl...common ground?

Help me stay sane and maybe have some fun while living in Chicago with my 81-year-old grandmother and a 10pm curfew. [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Aug 8, 2006 - 31 answers

alternatives to/improvements on nursing home care in the NY/NJ/CT area for an elderly person with disabilities

I’m looking for alternatives to/improvements on nursing home care in the NY/NJ/CT area for an elderly person with disabilities. [+] [more inside]
posted by hilatron on Jan 12, 2005 - 1 answer

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