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Planning for Your Elder Parent’s Alzheimer’s Care

If you’re a fan of the TV show “This is Us,” you have followed the trials and tribulations of the Pearson family through the years. As the series draws to a close, much of the focus is on matriarch Rebecca, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The s… Read More
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Dual Cash Flow Issues: What to Do When One Spouse Goes to a Nursing Home

When most people think ahead to their retirement years, they tend to think of things they’ll do together: traveling, pursuing hobbies, volunteering. Even spouses with separate interests generally imagine that they will be living in the same househo… Read More
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Physical Abuse of Elders

Physical abuse is the intentional use of physical force to cause pain, illness, injury, distress, functional impairment, or death. While no one should be subject to abuse, physical elder abuse is especially disturbing. Many older people are frail or… Read More
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What is the Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of Michigan?

Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults has always been a problem, in Michigan and elsewhere. Older adults may have considerable savings, and may be frail, isolated, or lonely, making them easy prey for the unscrupulous. In recent decades, the in… Read More
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What Are the Steps to Take as an Executor After a Loved One’s Death?

If you are reading this blog post, there is a good chance that you recently lost someone close to you. If that is the case, you have our condolences. We understand what a difficult time this is. If you are a family member serving as an executor of an… Read More
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Revised COVID-19 Nursing Home Visitation Rules

On November 24, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued updated guidance regarding nursing home visitation policy. The goal, as always, is to safeguard the health of Michigan residents in long-term care, while still giving… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Coffee May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

As elder law attorneys, we’re always on the lookout for information that can improve the lives of our clients and their families, many of whom are coping with Alzheimer’s. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is something most of us dread hearing… Read More
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Cost-of-Living Increase on Veterans’ Benefits Could Boost Your Finances

Raise your hand if you could benefit from some extra cash as the holidays approach and the year draws to a close. If you’re a veteran, good news: those extra funds are about to materialize. In September, Congress passed a veterans’ benefits cost… Read More
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Medicare Open Enrollment Checklist for 2022 Changes

It’s that time of year again: raking leaves, pulling out scarves and sweaters, enjoying cider mill donuts, and looking over your Medicare plan to make sure it’s working for you. If that last one isn’t on your fall to-do list, it should be. Thin… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law, Medicare

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. That figure is projected to more than double to 13.2 million by 2050. Many more Americans are, and will be, affected through ha… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law