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How to Take Care of Your Elderly Parents

How to Take Care of Your Elderly Parents

There is nothing you can do about aging, and it affects everyone in your family. It can be challenging for adult children to imagine their parents as seniors and to understand and respond to the reality that each parent will…

How to Manage Someone Else’s Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits

How to Manage Someone Else’s Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits

In order to help Roberto manage his Social Security benefits, you have been assigned to assist him. In the Social Security system, you’ll be called Roberto’s “representative payee.” The situation is similar if you’re appointed to help your elderly father,…

Choosing the Right Care For Your Aging Loved Ones

Choosing the Right Care For Your Aging Loved Ones

According to sources, long-term care facilities are underfunded by government agencies. They lack the resources to do proper inspections of residential health facilities. You may have seen the rating system provided by the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).…

Plan Medicaid and Inheritances Carefully

Plan Medicaid and Inheritances Carefully

It is possible to make mistakes when it comes to inheritances and Medicaid. It can be very costly to make those mistakes. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The…

Some Nursing Homes in the U.S. Are in Dire Straits

Some Nursing Homes in the U.S. Are in Dire Straits

Americans who live in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable. When the novel coronavirus did hit, these nursing homes became its ground zero as many residents and workers did not receive testing, and staff found obtaining personal protective equipment…

The Combination of Estate Planning and Elder Law Equals Life Care Planning

The Combination of Estate Planning and Elder Law Equals Life Care Planning

Elder law and estate planning are often used interchangeably, but there are significant differences between them. While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types is crucial to prepare for successful aging and…

You Can Avoid a Conservatorship With a Durable Power of Attorney

You Can Avoid a Conservatorship With a Durable Power of Attorney

Legal guardianship over an adult is known as a conservatorship. There are times when someone (or several people) can act on behalf of another. The conservator is the person(s) with the power to make decisions, and the conservatee is the…

An Overview of Co-Agents

An Overview of Co-Agents

Choosing which of my two children will be my legal representative when I need help paying my bills and talking to doctors is a difficult decision for me. Can’t I just name them both?  You can, but please don’t. You…

Financial Abuse and Fraud Among the Elderly

Financial Abuse and Fraud Among the Elderly

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Americans lose between 2.6 and 36.5 billion dollars in assets and money each year to elder financial fraud and abuse. And although self-reported financial exploitation occurs at higher rates than all other…

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