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Elder Financial Abuse by Family Caregivers

Elder Financial Abuse by Family Caregivers

Older adults lose an estimated $20 billion each year from financial abuse by family, friends, and caregivers. In many cases, the perpetrators of elder financial abuse are not strangers but trusted individuals, often family members.

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

Elder law attorneys understand the challenges of planning long-term care amidst the shifting care environment. Evaluating costs and developing strategies to pay for long-term care before you actually need it is crucial.

Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Medical Bills

Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Medical Bills

To qualify for Medicaid, you must have limited income and assets (in most states, no more than $2,000 in your name). If you have more than that, you may find yourself having to “spend down” your extra assets to meet the $2,000 limit.

Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis

Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis

An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can be a challenging journey for the person and family alike. When the diagnosis occurs, a ticking clock begins on the timeline for getting proper and sound notarizations done for crucial legal documents.

What Will Your 2024 Social Security Benefits Look Like?

What Will Your 2024 Social Security Benefits Look Like?

In 2023, recipients of Social Security benefits saw the biggest increase in decades in their monthly checks. Although their payouts will indeed rise again in 2024, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be considerably more modest.

The Cost of a Doctor’s Visit Is Out of Reach for Many Americans

The Cost of a Doctor’s Visit Is Out of Reach for Many Americans

Think about being ill and having to determine whether or not you can afford medical care. Unfortunately, for many Americans, seeking medical care hinges on affordability rather than medical necessity. About half of US adults have gone without or delayed medical care…

Nursing Home Checklist: What to Ask to Protect Those You Love

Nursing Home Checklist: What to Ask to Protect Those You Love

A nursing home resident’s well-being depends on you advocating for them. Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are disproportionately affected by the flu, pneumonia, COVID 19, and other contagious diseases. According to the American Family Physician Journal,…

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