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What is Long-Term Care Insurance?

If you had to guess, what are the chances that you will need long-term care, either at home or in a facility? Believe it or not, 70% of people who are 65 years old today will need long-term care at some point. And, while roughly a third of people wil… Read More
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Why You Need an Advance Directive

There are some things you do because you know that if you don’t, there will be negative consequences. You pay your mortgage because it is certain that if you don’t, your house will go into foreclosure. Then there are some things that you know you… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Nursing Home Resident Rights and Visitation

Moving to a nursing home or long-term care facility is often a difficult transition for an older person. Accustomed to living on their own or among family, they may find life in a facility more lonely. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made an… Read More
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Undue Influence Among Elders

Often, when a dispute arises over a deceased person’s estate, someone disappointed in their share will accuse someone who received more of having exerted “undue influence” over the deceased. What is undue influence, and how do you prove that so… Read More
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How to Choose the Right Elder Law Attorney

If you have an aging parent or spouse, you may have unanswered questions about their future. What happens if and when they can no longer care for themselves? Where will they live? Who will help them, and will they be able to be able to afford the car… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Claiming a Parent as a Dependent

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a different year for most of us in just about every respect. Some of us had different living situations, staying together in the same household as a “bubble” with extended family. Others provided greater financial… Read More
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What is Medicaid Spend Down?

When it comes time to receive long-term care, whether at home, assisted living, or in a nursing home, most people find they cannot afford to pay for care out of pocket for very long, especially for nursing home care. Even a semi-private room can cost… Read More
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Categories: Medicaid Planning

Mental Health Issues for Seniors

Not so long ago, people who found themselves struggling with mental health issues kept it to themselves. Mental illness has long been stigmatized in a way that physical illness simply is not. Fortunately, the taboo on talking about mental illness is… Read More
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Eight Tips to Maintain Brain Health as You Age

If the TV commercials for supplements to enhance brain health are any indication, people are concerned about keeping their brain healthy, especially as they age. It’s a valid concern; most of us know someone who has suffered from Alzheimer’s or o… Read More
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Take a Number: Important Tax and Retirement Planning Numbers for 2021

As you are probably aware, the Internal Revenue announces cost-of-living-adjustments (COLA) each year that increase the amount of certain tax deductions, thresholds, exclusions exemptions, and change contribution limits for retirement planning. If yo… Read More
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