Planning Matters.

Taking Care of Someone You Love When They Cannot Take Care of Themselves

The information regarding guardianships is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult with a legal professional for specific legal guidance.
There may be a time in your life where you find yourself needing to take steps to care for a child with special needs or an elderly parent who is no longer able to make decisions or act on their own behalf. One solution in this situation is to file for guardianship.

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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Join us for a special presentation given by the local Alzheimer’s Association and sponsored by Johnson Bixby. It’s estimated that nearly 80,000 people throughout Oregon & SW Washington have Alzheimer’s disease, and it seems that nearly everyone has a personal story or knows someone who is coping with this diagnosis. In this seminar, attendees will…

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Do Your Parents Need Help? (Part 3 of 3)

Caring for your aging parents is not something you have to do alone—there are many resources out there to help you. In the third part of this three-part series on helping your aging parents, we’ll cover the resources you can turn to.

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Do Your Parents Need Help? (Part 2 of 3)

(If you missed Part 1, read it first to find out how to start the conversation.) As your parents age, it’s important to talk to them about the details of their financial information so you can take over if you need to.

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Do Your Parents Need Help? (Part 1 of 3)

If you’re worried about an aging parent, you’re not alone. It is very typical for people to resist giving up their independence as they age, even as they begin to rely more heavily on their children and family members for support. But at what point do you need to be concerned for their safety?

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