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The Costs of the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care

The Costs of the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care

As the U.S. population ages and life expectancies increase, the need for long-term care is becoming an important consideration for many individuals and families.

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.

Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses

Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses

After losing a spouse or longtime partner, it’s difficult to look past your grief. However, it’s crucial to understand the important and timely decisions you must make regarding your finances and personal estate plan.

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