Critter Corner: Home Modifications for Fall Prevention

Dear Angel, We just found out that my father will be moving in with us. He is in his 70’s, has Parkinson’s, arthritis, and is in a wheelchair a lot of the time. We don’t have much money to renovate, but we want to make sure … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Burial and Memorial Benefits for Veterans

Dear Baxter, My wife and I were talking about where we would like to be buried when we die. We are both honorably-discharged veterans. Do you know about our options? Thanks for your help. Barry L. Forvetz ---- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should I Have a Caregiver Contract?

Dear Angel, I will be quitting my job to care for my father next month. He will be paying me, since I have no other income to support myself.  My dad used to have a caregiver through an agency, and the agency had a written … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can a $6,000 Stuffed Seal Replace Caregivers?

Dear Baxter, I heard from my cousin, who told me that his mother recently leased a $6,000 stuffed seal to assist with stress relief, relaxation, and motivation. Supposedly when it came out, production of it was stalled at first … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should I Prepay for My Funeral?

Dear Angel, My family recently sat down to discuss the difficult topic of death and dying. Thinking about it brought to mind our funerals.  During a time of grief, I would hate to put my family through funeral planning and have … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Presidential Candidates Stack Up When it Comes to Pets

  Dear Angel,  I am a pet lover who is undecided about who to support for president. Do you know where the candidates stand when it comes to animals?  Kat Endogg-Luverr  ---- Dear Kat, Now this Is an important … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Cats for Seniors Who are Allergic

Dear Angel,  My mother loves pets, especially cuddly cats like you. She enjoys coming to Mr. Farr's office to see you, but she needs to take an allergy pill every time.  She is lonely and would really like a cat of her own, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Multigenerational Playgrounds

Dear Commander Bun Bun, Last time my daughter, Katie, visited her grandmother, she mentioned that they went to a "playground for grandma." I can't imagine my 70- year old mother on the swings or climbing on the monkey bars. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Halloween Tips for When a Loved One has Dementia

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My mother has dementia and recently moved into our home. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up in costumes, and eating the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New iPhone App Could Transform How We Diagnose Autism

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I heard somewhere that a new app has been developed by Apple that can be used to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using facial expressions. Since you are attuned to what's going on with … [Read more...]