Change can be “messy” when it involves moving your aging parents

Helping aging parents move can be challenging in a variety of ways, but the benefits and peace of mind make the effort worthwhile for many adult children of seniors. Step with Care ( is a resource for older adults and their families as they consider communities, identify priorities and preferences, and then focus on the options that best meet their needs.


HIPPA Authorization and Power of Attorney — for adult children as well as older family members

Having a signed Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy is essential when helping older relatives and is also critical to have for children over 18 — college students and other young adults. An article in Consumer Reports discusses what can happen when there’s a medical emergency and your adult child hasn’t given permission for you to have access to information about their health.