Liisa Ogburn, an elder consultant and founder of Aging Advisors NC, is expert in the questions most families don't want to face: How to plan for, pay for and accommodate an aging loved one.
In honor of Grandparents' Day, Ogburn is tackling some of the top questions she gets from clients in this series for WRAL.com. Topics include cost of assisted-living and nursing-home facilities and legal documents recommended for aging parents and grandparents.
Ogburn's writing has been featured in the New York Times, Psychology Today, Academic Medicine, the News and Observer and other places.
Know road signs, resources to aid aging loved ones
There's a good chance that you don't know what to do as needs arise for an aging relative, or if you have an idea, you don't know where to turn. This series is designed to put a few more tools in your toolbox to ease the aging process.
The call after the fall: What to do with grandma
One in four Americans over 65 falls every year. Over 300,000 of these falls result in a hip fracture. Does your family know how to handle what happens next?
Expect Medicare to cover assisted living? Think again
Only 37 percent of Americans believe they will need any care in their later years, while 70 percent actually do. That gap creates a crisis for adult children when parents have not planned.
The Awesomettes use sparkle, social connection to ease aging
The Awesomettes, a group of 15 'sisters-in-awe,' join to make costumes, perform and, more importantly, support each other in the aging process.