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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Will Children Need to Pay an Aging Parent's Alabama Nursing Home Bill?


Are you aware that today there is a question of whether children will need to pay an aging Alabama parent’s nursing home bill? The concept of parents being held legally responsible for the action and debts of their minor children is taken for granted, but did you think that there would ever be the possibility of adult children being responsible for the debts of their parents? Almost half of the states in the U.S. have filial responsibility laws, which can create a legal obligation of adult children for their parents.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Watch Out for These Mistakes While Advocating for Senior Loved Ones

Have you ever had to respond to a health care emergency involving a senior loved one? During the COVID-19 crisis many families were forced to confront these emergencies. Sadly, the pandemic has hit elder adults disproportionately harder than the rest of society. Too late families realized they lacked the basic health care documents needed to act effectively on the behalf of their senior loved ones.

 


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Do Not Let Your Parents Lose Their Life Savings to High Nursing Home Costs

Have you and your aging parents thought about what might happen if one or both were to need nursing home care? Do you and your parents have concerns over the possible expense of a nursing home? Are you and your parents also concerned that after a lifetime of working hard and saving it may all have to be spent on a nursing home? As we celebrate National Elder Law Month during the month of May, the topic of our aging seniors paying for nursing home care comes to the forefront of our minds in our law office, as we think of ways to help our clients, their loved ones, and our community.


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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Do You Know What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays?

Are you planning to visit your parents during the holidays?  Are you hoping to discuss long-term care planning with them?  What exactly is long-term care planning?  The National Institute on Aging defines long-term care planning as steps to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a long or short period of time. With the help of these services, people may be able to live as independently and safely as possible even though they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.



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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Helping Family Caregiver During National Family Caregiver Month

Are you aware that November is National Family Caregivers Month?  Are you caring for a family member or do you know someone who is? Family caregivers are unsung heroes as they work tirelessly to help elderly or disabled family members. Would you and your family like to show your appreciation to your family caregiver?  Let us share three tips with you.


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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

3 Tips on How to Support a Loved One Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimers

Do you know the name of the type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior?  It is Alzheimer’s Disease. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, with end-stages of the disease becoming life-threatening. 
Since there is still no cure, early detection is critical. Early detection can offer the best chance for effective treatment and improved quality of life. The most widely recognized early warning sign is memory loss and knowing what to do about it could make all the difference in your treatment options.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Skilled Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: Making the Right Choice for Your Loved One

Have you felt overwhelmed while trying to choose a senior living environment for yourself or someone you love? There are many different options, with a wide range of residence types, fee structures, and services provided. Two common categories of senior living environments are Assisted Living Facilities and Skilled Nursing Homes. Let us review six significant differences between them.




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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

4 Resources to Help Alabama Seniors During National Older Americans Month


   

 

 

 

The Administration for Community Living encourages communities to celebrate National Older Americans Month every May. Did you know that, for 2021, the theme is “communities of strength” in recognition of all that older people have lived through in their lives and learned during that time? Particularly during the pandemic that overtook the past year, people often draw inward and may not stop to think about what their elder neighbors can teach them. It can be, however, more important than ever to make connections with older residents in our communities, both for them and for us. Let us take a look at four resources to help


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

3 Resources to Use When Caring for Aging Seniors During National Elder Law Month


May is National Elder Law Month. Did you know that by the year 2030, all of the baby boomers will have reached the age of 65? With a burgeoning senior population, National Elder Law Month can be a great time to consider ways to care for aging seniors. This may not be a one-person job.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

5 Things to Consider When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays


Are the holidays synonymous with family time for you? For many, the answer is yes. This focus on family can mean it is an excellent time to consider talking to your elderly parents and aunts and uncles, who do not have their own adult children, about long-term care planning. As the topic of long-term care planning can encompass a lot, here are five things to consider: 

 

  1.  What long-term care planning have they already done? This broad question will elicit information about whether your relatives have taken any steps to plan for long-term care. Perhaps they have a complete plan already in place. Perhaps they have done zero planning.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why Wealthy Retirees are Cautious on Spending

When the US economy was in a cycle of more than ten years of economic growth, its citizens, even the “wealthy” ones, were worried about running out of cash and scared to spend.
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