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Monday, January 13, 2020

Top 12 Scams Targeting Seniors


Elderly individuals are common targets for scammers seeking to steal money and property from unsuspecting victims. Some scams targeting seniors have been around for years, but it seems that new scams are invented each year that target seniors in particular. Our Read more . . .


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Understanding the SECURE Act


The SECURE Act was part of the spending bill President Trump signed on December 20, 2019. Proponents have praised the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act as giving individuals the ability to plan more effectively for their retirement. Contacting your California elder law attorney to discuss your current estate plan is advised because some of the provisions of the SECURE Act could impact your current estate and retirement plans.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Balancing Elderly Driving Rights with Family Safety


Taking away the keys from an elderly family member is a difficult decision. Driving a vehicle gives a senior adult a sense of independence. When family members decide it is time for a senior adult to stop driving, they are taking away that person’s independence. The person must rely completely on other individuals to run errands or take the senior where he or she needs or wants to go. A Read more . . .


Thursday, December 12, 2019

What Are the Criteria for Admission to a Nursing Home?


When a person can no longer care for him or herself, the person may need long-term skilled nursing care. Nursing homes provide skilled round-the-clock care for individuals of all ages. Paying for nursing home care can be expensive. A Read more . . .


Monday, November 18, 2019

Estate-Planning for the Elderly: Choosing an Executor


Estate planning for the elderly involves many decisions. One important decision elderly individuals make when developing an estate plan is the choice of an executor for their estate. An executor has the task of administering a person’s estate. Choosing the right individual for this task is essential to reduce family conflict and ensure that the person’s final wishes are carried out. Our Read more . . .


Friday, October 4, 2019

Do You Have These Five End-of-Life Documents?


Discussing issues related to end-of-life health care, personal care, and property protection can be emotional and stressful. However, conversations related to these issues are necessary to protect the individual and the family. Without certain end-of-life documents, the state or the courts may step in to make personal decisions for you and your family members. A Read more . . .


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are You at Risk for Needing Long-term Care?


Planning for retirement can be tricky. It is impossible to know the future; therefore, you cannot know for sure if you or your spouse may need long-term care. While there are a few factors that might give you an indication of whether you might be at risk of needing long-term care, you are taking a gamble if you assume you will not need nursing home care or other long-term care. A Read more . . .


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Will Medicaid Cover My Nursing Home Expenses?


Nursing homes can be expensive, causing a lot of people to forgo the expense. What many people do not know is that there could be another option: Medicaid.
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Monday, July 22, 2019

Understanding the DNR Order


A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is a health care form that gives an individual control over some of the medical procedures emergency medical services (EMS) providers may perform. Some people may believe that a DNR order covers all end-of-life medical decisions, but this is incorrect. Consulting a Read more . . .


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Elder Law Planning for Women


What are some unique considerations of elder law planning for women?

Elder law involves planning for the wide range of issues that could impact aging Americans, such as the high costs of health care, retirement, guardianship, and much more. Whereas estate planning focuses on what will happen when you die, elder law addresses what happens if you live.  While elder law planning is critical for everyone, there are some issues unique to women.  Data published by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that women in America today live on average 80.1 years, whereas men live on average to 73.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Elder Law Planning for Women


What are some unique considerations of elder law planning for women?


Elder law involves planning for the wide range of issues that could impact aging Americans, such as the high costs of health care, retirement, guardianship, and much more. Whereas estate planning focuses on what will happen when you die, elder law addresses what happens if you live.  While elder law planning is critical for everyone, there are some issues unique to women.  Data published by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that women in America today live on average 80.1 years, whereas men live on average to 73.
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