What Single Seniors Need to Know About Their Estate Plan

Whether you’re a single senior who lives alone or one who lives with a partner, establishing a new estate plan or modifying an existing one is essential. You might wish to leave assets to your partner that they could not get through intestate succession, or maybe you have children you want to leave your assets […]

Why Moving Is So Hard for People with Dementia

Elder law attorneys know that making the decision to move an elderly loved one into an assisted living facility is never easy. However, when your elderly parent or grandparent is struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the situation can be particularly challenging. Challenges of Moving with Dementia For those with dementia, being in […]

Long-Term Care Costs Are Rising — Here’s What You Should Know

Due to advances in medical technology, more Americans are living longer. In many ways, this is great news. However, this situation has brought about some significant challenges that all aging people now have to face. One of the most pressing concerns is the rising cost of long-term care. Understanding how to cope with the increase […]

The Best Ways to Maintain Independence as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

Taking on the task of caregiver for an older or dependent adult can be challenging and stressful. It can also be rewarding. Knowing you’re contributing to your loved one’s quality of life is a good feeling. However, the burden of providing the care and assistance someone else needs can sometimes seem like too much to […]

The Best Ways to Plan for Alzheimer’s

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another progressive form of dementia is always devastating for everyone involved. It is never easy to wrap your head around the changes that will gradually make life more challenging for you and your family.  If you have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is important to […]

In The Absence of a Will, Who Settles an Estate?

According to caring.com, overall percentages of older Americans without a will remain the same despite the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, younger adults with a will show an increase of sixty-three percent comparative to pre-pandemic times. This 18 – 34 year old demographic is now sixteen percent more likely to have a will than […]

The Importance of Understanding Co-Agents in New York

I can’t decide which of my two children should be my power of attorney when I need help paying my bills and talking to doctors. Can’t I just name them both? You can, but please don’t. You risk creating conflict or chaos if you name more than one child to serve simultaneously. Instead, pick one […]

Why an Elder Law Attorney Is Critical When Planning

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If there is an aging loved one in your life or you have personal concerns about future health and finances, an elder law attorney can be a valuable resource for planning. Elder law is a highly specialized area of law focusing on the legal needs of older adults encompassing more significant issues like long-term health […]

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Planning for a Disabled Family Member

The largest single minority in the United States consists of 58 million individuals five years of age or older that are identified as special needs. The majority of federal and state benefits available to help persons with disabilities are needs based, meaning income and assets are strictly limited and can often by misinterpreted, resulting in […]