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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

Five Alternatives to Nursing Homes

For many people, the idea of ending up in a nursing home is not a positive one. Some may be worried about the cost of long-term care, which can be considerable. Others may be reluctant to give up their independence or a beloved home. And still others… Read More
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Advance Directive vs. Living Will: Which is the Better Fit for Me?

As an estate planning law firm, preparing advance directives is a regular part of the services we provide. However, we often run into confusion among clients as to what an advance directive is, and how it differs from a “living will,” a term with… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

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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