“Having a parent with a progressive illness such as Parkinson’s disease can be a very stressful, overwhelming, and emotionally draining experience for the whole family. Physical as well as cognitive decline often dictates that the beloved parent be placed in a facility with 24 hour care. John came into our lives at a time when major decisions had to be made. Calling upon his expertise and personal experience, John became a tremendous resource for us from explaining how medi-care and medi-cal works and asset protection to explaining the fine print on Long Term Care Insurance and introducing us to the owner of a small, warm, and caring Board and Care Facility. Having John at our side during this journey has made all the difference. My family and I are comforted now knowing that Mom is safe and being well taken care of. The best way I can describe John Lansing is a very knowledgeable, warm and caring person who makes house calls and with genuine concern, takes the time to follow up on any progress no matter how big or small.”


Delia H.

“In early 2003, I was finishing up my doctorate and looking forward to the next big step in my life. I was thinking about where I was going to open my practice, how to apply for a business loan and so on. Instead, I spent most of the rest of that year planning and managing the effects of my grandfather’s declining health problems. Arthur had been living a common life of solitude many seniors experience. His wife of 30+ years had passed away 10 years before and Arthur lived a quiet but predictable senior life. Early morning walks, lunch at the Thai place across the street and dinner prepared by my wife or mother and of course his TV shows. But Arthur began forgetting things often and repeatedly. Just a couple years before, I had to convince grandpa that he shouldn’t drive his car anymore. He kept forgetting where he was going and could not figure out his location. He finally drove through a couple of red lights and had some very close calls. That was the beginning of Arthur losing his independence. I and other family members visited him regularly with food and helped with personal household chores. But it wasn’t enough. At first it was things like lock himself out of his apartment, writing out 2-3 rent checks for the same month. But then he became a danger to himself, burning himself in the shower, forgetting things on the stove. And the dementia. Arthur had difficulty with relative time and place. From referring to me as if I were still a small child to accusing me of trying to “kill him”. I had a grasp on what was happening to Arthur physically, but dealing with the emotional toll for both myself and my family was extremely difficult. The only thing that kept my sanity was discussing the situation with someone who understood and went through the same thing. I had horrible thoughts go through my mind, anger, animosity, blame, etc. But John Lansing helped me cope and understand what was going on. He helped me prepare for each next step and referred me to helpful links organizations and assistance programs that would be suited to help me take care of my grandfather’s changing needs.”


Richard K.