With the changes to our economy, we’ll need to stretch fewer dollars to pay for our care. How does this economic change affect our estate plans?
Dealing with the coronavirus brings new challenges to millions of older Americans who are cared for at home.
In other years, we would easily brush aside a little sore throat, a feverish feeling, even being short of breath after climbing a flight of stairs. This year, we wonder. Are your legal documents ready in case you are hospitalized due to illness? We’ve put together a FREE set of documents for advanced preparation in case of hospitalization.
Nursing homes all over the United States are evicting old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.
Being hospitalized can be a confusing, disorienting and frightening experience for both the patient and those around him. We often feel helpless. We are not. Read more for tips for what to do when your loved one is hospitalized.
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.