Across the United States, almost 7.8 million children are living in homes where grandparents or other relatives are the householders, with more than 5.8 million children living in grandparents’ homes and nearly 2 million children living in other relatives’ homes. These families are often called “grandfamilies.”
More than 2.5 million grandparents are taking on [...]
The United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling on California’s video game law, opposing the rights of parents to keep their children safe from mature-rated adult video games.
The California law banning the sale and rental of explicit video games to minors without parental consent was passed in 2005, but was overturned by lower [...]
What to look for when hiring an Elder Law attorney
Legal problems that affect the elderly are growing in number. Our laws and regulations are becoming more complex. Actions taken by older people with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal effects.
It is important for attorneys dealing with the elderly to [...]
Legal problems that affect the elderly are growing in number. Our laws and regulations are becoming more complex. Actions taken by older people with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal effects. It is important for attorneys dealing with the elderly to have a broad understanding of the laws that may have an [...]
Emotional abuse leaves scars that may never heal
My daughter and son-in-law are separated, and I am now living with my daughter and granddaughter. I am pleased to say that I have become my granddaughter’s caregiver when my daughter is working. Everyone gets along well, and I take great joy in helping to [...]
We spent Thanksgiving with my cousin and her husband, who is moving into the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. Over three days, I watched in awe as she patiently and lovingly cared for her partner of 23 years even though most of the time he didn’t recognize where he was or whom he was with.
1) National organizations
Administration on Aging, Grandparents Resources
Administration on Aging, Center for Communication and Consumer Services/DHHS, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201; 202-619-0724; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aoa.gov/prof/notes/notes_grandparents.asp
Addresses issues involving three generations of grandparents raising grandchildren: themselves, their children and the grandchildren.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, Grandparent Information Center (GIC)