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 […]

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 […]

5 Important Financial Questions to Discuss With Your Aging Parents

As your parent ages, setting a plan in place for their care can be a difficult topic to broach. No one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging.  Instead of having a proactive conversation early in a parent’s aging process most families have a reactive discussion under high levels […]

The Difference Between Elder Law and Estate Planning

Many people wonder what the difference between estate planning and elder law is. The short answer: Both share similar concerns. The longer answer? The differences make all the difference. The Concerns are Similar No matter what age we’re in, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We […]

3 Major Issues Senior Living Facilities Face

Many issues arise for senior living facilities. Solutions to these problems are consistently being discussed by the government and other stakeholders. However, many of these issues are difficult and costly to solve. For example, staffing and regulation of facilities are problems consistently faced by senior living. Fraud and abuse are also issues that seem to […]

Be Careful With Inheritances and Medicaid

Many mistakes can be made when it comes to inheritances and Medicaid. Those mistakes can be costly. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive penalties. What “careful” means, though, can be misunderstood without the necessary expertise. […]