Sunday, June 26, 2022

Elder Law

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Maintaining Some Independence through Assisted Living

Most elderly people don't need nursing homes, but many require help with daily activities. If providing that support isn't practical for family and friends, assisted living could be the answer. Assisted living facilities fall somewhere between...
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Nursing Home Fraud: Studies Expose a Little-Known Risk

Putting a loved one in a nursing home is one of life's hardest decisions. So you can imagine how devastating it is to discover that a trusted nursing home administrator has been forging a...
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Beware of Predatory Lenders

Older Americans have often built up one solid form of financial security -- equity in their homes. But they are often living on fixed incomes and unexpected expenses come up, such as costly home repairs, property...
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How Medicare B Can Help Defray Medical Costs

If you're 65 years of age or older, and are a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident who has been here for five consecutive years, you are eligible to enroll in Medicare Part B...
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Appeal Questionable Social Security Administration Decisions

Are you interested in appealing a decision made by the Social Security Administration (SSA)? You have the right, but certain steps must be followed. Is it worth filing an appeal? Definitely, because approximately half of appeals of...
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Making the Right Senior Housing Choice

It's never an easy task to find senior housing for a relative, close friend or yourself. The decision is often the result of failing health and the search is frequently accompanied by a sense of...

How Can Mom or Dad Still Live at Home?

There may come a time when your parent is no longer safe living at home due to physical or emotional/social concerns. Instead of moving Mom or Dad to an assisted living or nursing home,...

Does Your Loved One Need Hospice Care?

Many hospice organizations incorporate a dove into their logos, because it's a symbol of peace. Hospice care in the United States has steadily gained acceptance as a peaceful end-of-life solution for millions of Americans. The demand...

When Should the Elderly Hand Over Their Keys?

Consider these scenarios: An elderly man runs through a red light and says he didn't see it. An elderly woman gets on the freeway, cruising along at 35 mph in the passing lane and...

Plan Now So Guardianship is Not Necessary

Here's a scenario that some family members sadly face: They contact their estate planning attorney to explain that an elderly relative is no longer able to care for himself or herself. Perhaps the family members...

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