Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW specializes in working with seniors and their families. She founded Erickson Resource Group, hosts a free weekly podcast “Caregivers’ Circle” on WebTalkRadio.net and is a frequent TV and radio guest. She has a clinical practice and trains financial institutions, community groups and professional organizations.

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Don't wait until a crisis hits to talk about the future with an aging parent or spouse. Learn how to navigate these difficult conversations gracefully.

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"My mom never tells me what her doctor says!" is a common caregiver lament. Discover 10 tips for organizing an older adult's medical care so that you will stay informed of your family member's condition.

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Rather than avoid the issues of getting older when talking to aging family members, it's important to know how to ease into conversations about aging.

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When you first realize you may have to take care of your aging parent(s), the task can seem overwhelming. Here's an easy-to-follow action plan for adult children to follow.

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It helps to look at aging as a potential fire; the chance of a major disaster is low, but you can still evaluate the potential risk areas and plan for unexpected crises with aging emergency 'fire drills.'

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Tempers can flare when an aging relative has a crisis and family members have varying opinions. Here are some steps for getting the family to agree on a care plan.

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