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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tips for Assisting Aging Parents

1. Life changes are difficult

Discussing life changes, such as moving (whether downsizing or finding a care facility), losing driving privileges, or a managing a tightening budget are hard conversations for an aging parent (actually having to plan for these can be even more overwhelming). Taking small steps toward specific goals can be helpful. Writing down each step needed and crossing them off as goals are met can make it easier to complete each step, even if it seems to make the list of tasks to complete even longer.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Common Misconceptions About Medi-Cal and Nursing Homes

1.  IF I NEED A NURSING HOME, THE HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER CAN FILE A MEDI-CAL APPLICATION.

Although a social worker can file an application, he or she will rarely have the proper understanding of the complicated eligibility rules. A qualified elderlaw attorney can guide you in avoiding costly mistakes that commonly occur when hospital staff files the application


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Will Does Not Always Have the Last Word

A will is an important estate planning document that everyone should have. If drafted properly, your will serves important purposes such as nominating a personal representative to administer your estate according to your wishes. However, a will has some limitations, and therefore certain language and items are not suited to be included in the will.


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