Diane Lansing

Eddy & Schein Celebrates 15 Years of Service!

{4:35 minutes to read} The first seed of Eddy & Schein, Inc. was planted in 1990 when Rebecca was hired by a friend to pay bills while she and her husband were out of the country for six months. She has been Rebecca’s client ever since. Meanwhile, Gideon was caring for his ailing mother, and subsequently her best friend, which was the impetus that led him to take on his first paying client.

Rebecca and Gideon, colleagues in another line of work, shared insights on best practices for clients with each other, and out of that collaboration grew their new company, Eddy & Schein. It was incorporated in November of 2000.

What Do I Do with All My Parents’ Books?

{4:25 minutes to read} Books bring great joy to those who love to read and collect them. But they pose challenges when people move to smaller quarters or when their estates are settled. At Eddy & Schein, we are often called to assist clients, or their heirs, find a good solution - a recent case involved us finding a buyer for 4,000 books in mint condition. 

Most books have no value. However, that does not mean you should discard them. Here are some tips:

 

 

Social Security Fraud Happens: Taking Steps to Resolve the Problem

{3:55 minutes to read}

Jonathan has Alzheimer’s, and as a result, he has not been handling his finances for over a year. He has an agent under his Power of Attorney (POA) and Eddy & Schein taking care of his financial affairs. A Geriatric Care Manager and a Home Health Aide Agency are caring for his physical and medical needs.

Each week Diane Lansing stops by to visit with Jonathan and collect his mail. Back in the Eddy & Schein office, Diane writes checks to send to his POA agent for signature and mailing. She also reviews Jonathan’s bank statements. Recently, while checking his bank statement, Diane noticed that Jonathan’s Social Security payment for the month had not been deposited the previous week, as scheduled. 

8 Tips to Prevent Theft and Fraud

{4:50 minutes to read}

Jeremy was so glad to be coming home after a two-month stay in a nursing home. He had suffered a stroke, but finally recovered to the point where his needs could be met with in-home care.

Edward, Jeremy’s brother, arranged for the care and services that Jeremy would need at home, including home health aides, visits by nurses and physical therapists, and delivery of groceries, medicines and personal care products. Debit cards were on hand to pay for delivery orders and cash to tip service providers.

 

Coming Home from Rehab: A Checklist for Success

Coming Home from Rehab: A Checklist for Success By Diane Lansing{4:45 minutes to read} When Robert had a stroke, and we were informed that he was in rehab, we suggested the family hire a geriatric care manager to help coordinate care in the facility, but the idea was not accepted.

Then, when it came time for Robert to go home from the rehab facility, we suggested that the family hire a geriatric care manager to coordinate the transition home. However, the family chose to handle everything themselves. The family took on much more than they had planned for as they worked to put in place the services that Robert would need, and addressed emergencies.

The family hired a home health aide agency to provide round-the-clock care for Robert. Durable Medical Equipment was ordered, but lack of communication from the vendor had the son frantic as to whether the hospital bed, wheelchair, walker and commode would arrive in time.

Maintaining the Family Home and Treasures

Maintaining Peace, Restoring Dignity By Diane LansingThe upcoming festivities of the holiday season can be a good opportunity to spruce up the family home, furnishings and collectibles. But for many seniors, cleaning, clearing and repairing can be especially daunting:

  • The prospect of chaos, mess and plaster dust can be strong deterrents to people accustomed to calm and routine.
  • Seniors with diminished vision may not see the early signs of water damage, peeling paint, or fraying fabrics.
  • They may also not notice safety hazards, such as chipped or uneven floors, frayed electrical cords, rugs that are curling at the edge, or sagging bookshelves.
  • People with increasing mobility issues may no longer be able to bend or stoop to care for family treasures.
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