Because of the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, some families are wondering if they should bring their loved ones home during the crisis. Read more for a free checklist of things to consider if you decide to bring them home, as well as ways to support your loved one if they decide to stay.
Have you ever wondered what considerations you should make when naming your beneficiaries? Most people go about this without giving it much thought. Few people remember to check periodically. But situations change. The problems this creates can be a real headache for heirs and result in unanticipated and unwanted situations. Read more for tips on naming your beneficiaries.
Families coping with the financial strain of COVID-19 have found themselves discussing readjustments in home life. As a result of the economic impact, adult children are moving back in with their parents. In 2008 when the housing market and economy collapsed and children moved back in with their parents, cases of elder abuse soared. Read more for what we can do to help prevent similar mistakes ahead.
As an elder lawyer I know that five out of ten of us will go to a nursing home – and that four out of ten of us will die in one. For some of us, a nursing home, like a hospital, is a place where we go to recover, an interruption in our otherwise more-or-less-manageable lives. For most of us, a nursing home is a place where we go to live, the last place we will live. What will you take to the nursing home?
When wondering how Social Security has fared during the pandemic, you may be surprised to find that low interest rates have made it more valuable. It may be worth more than you think, but it needs your help.
Every choice we make sets us on a path toward another. Inevitably, the choices narrow. If you’re wondering how to plan your life for the future, an elder lawyer can guide you.
Making simple design changes when outfitting a home can help create a safe and comforting space for children with autism or sensory processing issues. Read more for different ways parents are experimenting to help their special needs children cope.
As soon as you are admitted or as soon after that as conditions permit, start planning to leave the hospital. Where will you go? Who will arrange for your care? How will it be paid for? Read more for what you need to know.
Older people do not always want to leave houses they love, their friends or church in order to move closer to their adult children. Technology can help families monitor the health and safety of older adults especially when isolated from friends and family members by the coronavirus.
We much prefer to be in denial, to believe that “it will never happen to me.” But it will. To all of us. And sooner than we think. We can be in denial. Or we can be ready. Plan ahead. Your health will change.