Shared by Marya V.

Helping an aging parentLast April, I faced a crisis. Seven hundred miles away, my elderly parents were rapidly declining. My mother, who has Parkinson's disease, was the sole caregiver for my father, who could barely walk and showed signs of worsening dementia. It was urgent that I step in, but I had no idea how to begin. At a friend's suggestion, I contacted JF&CS.

A week later, I met with the Director of Your Elder Experts at JF&CS. She was quick to grasp the practical and emotional particulars of my parents' situation. Her recommendations were thoughtful and specific. I left her office with preliminary answers to my countless questions and with a list of action items, which helped to quell my panic. Her referrals – to lawyers, financial advisors, and elder living facilities – were so on target and consistently excellent that I quickly came to trust her implicitly.

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