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Blog Posts in 2019

  • Remembering the LGBT victims and heroes of 9/11

    September 11th is a day met with more emotions than almost any other in our history as Americans. It is difficult to even pick one, deal with it and then move on to the next. For many of us they just come in a confusing flood, the result, at least for me, is usually tears. This year, I decided it was time to really discuss that day with my 10 year old son. To tell him the truth about what ...
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  • How is Assisted Living Different?

    "Are you familiar with what assisted living covers and how it differs from other types of senior care communities?" Even though it differs from state to state, this blog post from A Place for Mom sheds some light on assisted living communities and what they provide to families and residents. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/things-you-didnt-know-about-assisted-living-2-19-2012/
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  • Elder Abuse is Becoming a World Crisis

    Take a peek at the US News article from this spring bringing awareness to Elder Abuse... think about those in your life that are reaching "old age." Are you ready to be an advocate for your person? https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-04-04/elder-abuse-on-the-rise-in-america #eldercare #loveyourpeople #elderabuse #usnews #preventelderabuse
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  • Column: After my mother’s disastrous hospice experience, we filed a state complaint. It came to nothing

    This is the latest article in the series by Steve Lopez, of the LA Times, documenting experiences with hospice. Please read this article (and our previous posts here and here ) for awareness on pitfalls and how to advocate for your loved ones. "My purpose in writing about this is not to air a personal grievance, so I’m not naming the hospice agency involved. My objective is to use what I’ve ...
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  • Happy Birthday to the ADA!

    The ADA: Celebrating 29 Years of Increased Inclusion By the CDE Team This week marks 29 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—landmark legislation that works to open doors for people with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including employment. Every day, the ADA helps make a more inclusive American workforce, one where people with disabilities have more ...
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  • Even Superheroes are at Risk for Elder Abuse

    The 50th Anniversary of Apollo landing on the moon is certainly a milestone that many American's look to with pride and patriotism. It is a day in American history that our parents remember well and many have stories of where they were and what they were doing when the giant "Leap" took place! Of course at Goldfarb and Luu it also makes us ponder the country's elderly population and that in fewer ...
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  • Independence Doesn't Mean Going it Alone

    Love this quick read from The National Council on Aging! "Doing things for ourselves makes us proud. For our whole lives, we’re told to work hard, try new things, and stay busy. This is all part of how we demonstrate our personal independence. But as we age, our bodies (and budgets) change. Our understanding of independence must change along with them." https://www.ncoa.org/blog/independence-doesn ...
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  • Keep Your Seniors Safe While You Celebrate!

    Happy Birthday America! Have a great day celebrating July 4th, but as with any celebration, don't forget to look after the seniors in your life! Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you head out for the evening... https://www.senioradvice.com/blog/general/senior-safety-tips-4th-july/
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  • Growing Up and Growing Old LGBTQ

    This article from the NY Times sheds light on the unique experience aging members of the LGBTQ community face and the importance of mentorship... Aging is a challenge for any population, but the L.G.B.T.Q. community faces a special set of obstacles. Gay and lesbian elders are less likely to have children who can care for them in older age, according to Ilan H. Meyer , a scholar at the Williams ...
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  • LGBTQ Pride Month

    June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and whether you are just starting out as a couple or approaching a golden anniversary, you have every reason to be proud. You have fought for numerous rights and succeeded on many levels, including the right to marry. Celebrate your union in June by tackling another – often overlooked – milestone as a couple: your estate plan. UMMM? If you are young and still building ...
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  • "Dad, Let's Talk..." Advice on How to Start the Conversation

    Father’s Day is upon us and it always gets us thinking... Sure, Father’s Day is about celebrating and appreciating the father figures in our lives. After all, many of us wouldn’t be who we are today without them. But it can also be a day to consider the future, talk, plan, and prepare. What happens if dad gets ill or has an accident? Does he have an estate plan ? Is our family prepared to make the ...
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  • June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Every year, on June 15 th , the world recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). As its name implies, it’s not a day of celebration. Rather, it’s a day to bring awareness to a growing and concerning worldwide problem. We strongly believe that we ALL have an obligation to care for our elders. Here, we’ll highlight the issue of elder abuse , discuss what it means, and offer safeguards and ...
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  • Older American's Month

    May was a busy month for us as we moved our office and added new team members to our Goldfarb & Luu family. However, it was also an important month for seniors, as it was Older American's Month . So here is our post, albeit a little late. May has long been set aside as a time to celebrate senior citizens and focus on their unique needs, which becomes increasingly relevant as the Baby Boomers take ...
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  • Helping from a Distance

    June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month so I have been spending time reading Alz blogs. Today I came across this one from our neighbors, here in Los Angeles (Alzheimer's LA). The "Ask Miriam" column is always a quick read, but filled with insightful tips and heartfelt advice. This month's entry is no exception! Her reader is asking how to help a loved one from afar and the response came with ...
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  • Consider the Conversation...

    Having tough discussions is something that many of us avoid. I mean, of course! No one likes to talk about becoming ill and the fragility of life. It's scary to ponder our mortality. But what about letting a loved one know that you've noticed they may have a problem? That their memory seems to be failing or that they are mixing up their words when they talk? This article posted by the Alzheimer's ...
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