The Benefits of the Senior Safe Act

Seniors now have federal protection, the Senior Safe Act, from financial abuse from either within a family or support system or by scammers taking advantage of them. Tens of billions of dollars each year are illegally taken from US seniors and these numbers only reflect the crimes being reported. Issue Percentage of cases reported Third-party […]

Continuing Care Retirement Communities on the Rise

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), sometimes referred to as life plan communities, the goal is to provide a long-term care option for older residents. These residents prefer to live in the same community, though in different phase locations, during their aging process. In essence, it is a continuum of care that will see you through […]

How Does the Probate Process Work?

The probate process involves authenticating the deceased individual’s will, assessing the assets, settling debts and taxes, and oversee the allocation of the inheritance. After an asset-holder dies, the court will appoint a valid will’s executor to administer the probate process. In the absence of a will, the court will appoint a state administrator to handle […]

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship

Britney Spears started her career with the Mickey Mouse Club at the tender age of eight. Later, when she was in her twenties, she was reported as having a bit of an emotional melt-down and ended up spending some time in an institution. At that time, given that she couldn’t care for herself and her […]

Many Older Adults Living Paycheck to Paycheck

It is a tragedy that 45 percent of older Americans are having problems meeting their basic obligations. Many of these older adults must routinely shuffle their available resources in an attempt to keep quality health care, a roof over their heads, lighting, heating and air conditioning, cash resources for food and medicine, and other life […]

The Importance of Advance Directives During COVID-19

In a pandemic, such as COVID-19, it is critical to make arrangements for your advance care and directives quickly. Responses to vaccinations and understanding their efficacy, reinfection potential, and long-haul symptoms resulting from COVID-19 continue to baffle our scientific understanding. It appears the coronavirus will continue to challenge Americans, indeed the world, as according to […]

Things to Consider When Caregiving in a Pandemic

It is important, now more than ever, that caregivers are properly prepared, especially during this Coronavirus Pandemic. Caregivers must balance the need for their care partner’s health and balance it with that person’s safety. As the US heads into seasonally extreme weather months, it is prudent to create or revisit existing plans for evacuating a […]

Estate Planning Is Essential to Being Prepared

It makes sense that more aging Americans have completed wills and estate plans compared to younger Americans. Still, a significant number — 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data — lack any type of estate plan. Although managing these details can seem […]

Estate Planning Considerations for Special Needs Children

Current medical and health care advancements have made it possible for dependents with special needs to live more useful lives than ever before. Many scientists regard the term special needs as a euphemism for disability. Yet, the difference between the two terms is primarily one of acceptance and preference as both terms describe the four […]

Be Prepared When Crisis Hits

Many Americans have been left confused and unprepared during the global coronavirus pandemic. There are numerous reports of shortages of antibacterial hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and even toilet paper. While we can’t predict when something like COVID-19 might strike, we can take steps to prepare for an unexpected crisis to help reduce the stress on […]