Sheri Samotin brings more than 30 years of business and management experience to LifeBridge Solutions. She is a Certified National Guardian, Certified Daily Money Manager & Certified Professional Coach. She is the author of Facing the Finish: A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children.

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My elderly mother has dementia. How do I get my siblings to stop fighting me about moving mom to assisted living? We are at a standstill.

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If your elderly father forgets pick up the mail, a daily money manager might be able to help.

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When an elderly person signs a contract with an assisted living facility, the elder can be asked to move out.

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It is not unusual for each elderly parent to have different caregiving needs at different times, and coordinating individual care plans will help with care.

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Examples of hospital and medical billing errors and tips for avoiding the common mistakes when your elderly parent gets a bill for medical care.

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Health Insurance companies can make mistakes on claims and bills. These mistakes can be costly to seniors and their caregivers.

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We hold onto medical papers, financial statements, and tax documents just in case we need them, but this can be overwhelming for caregivers who store their loved ones’ files, too. Use these tips to organize what you should keep and purge what you don’t.

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5 ways to help your parents without taking over or making them feel less independent. As your parents age they will need help with life's tasks - from balancing a checkbook to dealing with insurance claims.

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Reading explanation of benefits statements is an ongoing task for caregivers who help elderly parents with their healthcare and finances. Here are 12 ways to read explanation of benefits statements and look for errors on your parents medical insurance bills.

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When your parent's move into a senior living facility, you might be responsible for dealing with senior living facility bills on your parent's behalf. Here are a list of ways to deal with senior living facility bill errors.

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When friends or family members are unwilling or unable to take responsibility for an elder's legal, financial and health decisions, a professional fiduciary can ensure that their affairs are taken care of.

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The 5 Love Languages is an extremely popular book that teaches how to have effective, strong and fulfilling relationship by understaning the language that works best for caregivers and their loved ones.

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If you're looking for a new perspective on aging, tips for communicating with elders, advice on setting boundaries or valuable insights on dementia care, pick up one of these acclaimed books.

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Medical billing advocates can save elders money because they are specially-trained to help patients and their families make sense of medical bills.

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Every family experiences disagreements from time to time. Get everyone on the same page by using these steps for healthy communication and cooperation.

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Caring for an elderly parent who lives far away presents unique challenges. Here are six things a long-distance caregiver needs to know about providing care from afar.

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Family caregivers are often frustrated when their loved ones demand constant assistance, attention or companionship. When you’re unable to get away from this role, burnout is inevitable. Use these tips to set boundaries and regain some independence.

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Visits with aging loved ones can set off alarm bells for younger family members. Here are 10 steps to take when an elderly loved one clearly needs some extra help.