Elder Care Blog

Guardianship Basics: What Is It and When Is It Used?

May 2, 2023
When adults lose the ability to make critical decisions about their health and assets, and a durable modified power of attorney does not exist, guardianship is an excellent form of support. Guardianship is a legal process involving a court-appointed individual whose role is to support someone in making decisions about their assets, health care, medical […]
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May Is National Elder Law Month

May 2, 2023
May marks the beginning of National Elder Law Month! Since the Presidential Proclamation of 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as “Senior Citizens Month,” May has been a month to celebrate and support aging Americans and the individuals and organizations dedicated to advocating for their well-being. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there […]
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National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 17, 2023
Losing the capacity to make critical decisions about your health is scary, but it doesn’t have to be any made worse. National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th is a day for everyone to take stock and consider who will help them make these essential decisions to ease worries about the future. Since 2008, National […]
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SENIOR ALERT: Those Who Fail to Recertify Medicaid May Lose Coverage

March 31, 2023
For the past three years, tens of millions of Americans on Medicaid did not have to worry about losing their coverage. Early in the pandemic, Congress passed a law preventing states from removing people from Medicaid. This was key to the historically high Medicaid enrollment and record-low uninsured rate in the U.S. last year. With […]
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Three Ways To Avoid Probate

March 1, 2023
How to Avoid Probate  It’s difficult enough to save an inheritance for our children and loved ones so why force them into court before they can receive it?  Probate fees for the court, the lawyer and even the genealogy company can threaten to take large portions of your estate. In addition, Probate forces a lengthy […]
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National Senior Independence Month  

February 1, 2023
February is National Senior Independence Month! In the aging community, losing your independence is a common fear. The loss of independence can result in reduced self-worth and respect, which makes it crucial to help aging individuals maintain as much control over their lives as possible. This month celebrates the independence our senior community deserves and […]
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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

January 5, 2023
The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on improving certain aspects of our lives for the better. With the last few years being a struggle for so many, it’s even more important than ever to create uplifting and helpful goals for 2023. New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be complicated. […]
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Plan Ahead! Know Your Options For Elder Care

October 25, 2022
Deciding to start elder care for your loved one can be scary and nerve-wracking, particularly in a post-COVID-19 world. Senior care facilities in New York State were hit hard during the pandemic, and nursing homes received an unfavorable reputation for handling unprecedented events. Thankfully, we’ve learned a lot over the last few years about COVID-19, […]
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Powers of Attorney and Trusts

March 9, 2022
February’s Blog Recap: There are several legal planning documents that are necessary as we age.  A trust and a durable power of attorney are two of the most important ones. There are multiple types of Trusts including revocable and irrevocable. A Trust creates a legal entity and it is important to determine your goals in […]
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Important Types of Trusts and How to Fund Them

February 4, 2022
A well-drafted Trust by an experienced Elder Care Lawyer can ensure your loved ones and property will be protected. Learn all about Trusts and how to securely fund them to accommodate your needs and achieve your goals. Common Types of Trusts A Trust is a document that creates a legal entity. There are several types […]
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