Elder Law Attorneys Specialize in Helping the Elderly 


January 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Many elderly persons rely entirely on their children, family members or other trusted individuals to help them.  This dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse and financial exploitation.  Legal arrangements and protective actions by family may be necessary to shield loved ones from making bad decisions or from being taken advantage of. « Read the rest of this entry »

Why Adult Day Care?

June 25, 2012 § 1 Comment

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Since the downturn of the economy, costs for health care have been on the rise.  According to a 2011 market survey of long-term care costs, the national average daily rate for a private room in a nursing home rose last year from $229 in 2010 to $239 in 2011.  Similarly, the national average monthly base rate in an assisted living community rose from $3,293 in 2010 to $3,477 in 2011.
These rising costs are frightening to many young caregivers who are trying to find the best way to care for their loved one.  If your loved one is suffering from dementia or other chronic diseases such as chronic hypertension, physical disability, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness and developmental disability, you may want to look into an adult day care program. « Read the rest of this entry »

Selling The Family Home In A Down Market

June 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

When living at home becomes a danger for your parent, deciding where your loved one should move is heart wrenching.  Unfortunately, that is only half the battle because once the parent moves, then family is faced with another hefty decision of what to do with the vacated home.  It can be tough because many times the home in question has been in the family for many years and there is likely sentimental attachments for the parent as well as the children.  Now add on the extra burden of having to sell a home in a down market and the decision just gets more complicated. « Read the rest of this entry »

How To Plan For Your Elder Years

May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

If we were to ask an someone what their most important concerns for aging are, we might get answers like maintaining good health, retaining independence and having enough money.

To address these concerns or wishes and maintain the quality of life wanted in your elder years, it is necessary to do some preplanning.  While many of us prepare for unexpected happenings by purchasing health or property insurance, there is one often overlooked life event that many people overlook and that is the need for long term care in our later years. « Read the rest of this entry »

Will the Government Pay for My Long Term Care?


April 16, 2012 § 2 Comments

A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that “people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home.  About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more.  This year, about nine million men and women over the age of 65 will need eldercare.  By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need eldercare.   Most will be cared for at home; with family and friends as the sole caregivers for 70 percent of the elderly”. Medicare.gov « Read the rest of this entry »

Is Insurance the Answer to Long Term Care Planning?


February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

The following blog post is courtesy of the National Care Planning Council  (www.longtermcarelink.net)

A recent USA Today article states that there is an increase in seniors living over the age of 90.  According to author Haya El Nasser “The number of people living to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to almost 2 million and is likely to quadruple by 2050”. « Read the rest of this entry »

Another Option For Veterans – State Run Veterans Homes

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

It is never easy to face having to place your loved one in an assisted living facility. Besides the emotional strain of convincing your parent and yourself that it’s the right thing to do, there is also the stress of finding a good home that can take care of your elder’s needs. A resource that is often overlooked for veterans are state run veterans homes. « Read the rest of this entry »

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