The LEARNING library

Know the Signs

Maybe you didn’t notice it at first. After all, you live out of town and only visit your parents in the summer. But during your most recent visit, many things seemed amiss. Unpaid bills were piled up on the kitchen table. Items in the fridge were expired. In fact, your parents aren’t eating like they used to, if at all. And why, oh, why have they become so paranoid?

You make their doctor appointments and join them, but it’s time to find someone to help you long distance, because there’s only so much you can do. Who can act on their behalf? Pay the bills? Act as a trustee? Believe it or not, there is a local dynamic duo that can act as a conservator or guardian.

Today, we are interviewing Brenda Miller and Lisa Lundy from Fiduciary Services North, Inc. They’ve served the five-county area as senior advocates and personal representatives for more than 10 years, and have wisdom to share for those seeking an independent third party to manage financial, medical and legal logistics.