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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, June 7, 2022

The 6 Point Nursing Home Checklist You and Your Loved Ones Need

Are you and your loved ones in the process of looking for a skilled nursing home? We know this is a difficult decision. How do you choose the right nursing home? What are the hurdles that you and your loved ones will face? How do you plan ahead so that the needs of your loved ones can be met by the facility, both now and in the future? 


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Resources for Family Caregivers to Use During National Older Americans Month

Did you know that, beginning in the year 1963, the month of May has been devoted to honoring and supporting the nation’s senior population? Each May, Older Americans Month formally recognizes the value of our older Americans as an indispensable part of our society.


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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, April 5, 2022

Ways to Plan for Long-Term Care When Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease

Are you, your family and your friends caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease?  Right now are you, your family and friends providing the kind of constant, consistent care that your loved one with Parkinson’s needs?  In the future, however, you may find it necessary to consider a nursing home if your family and friends can no longer safely take care of your loved one.  Are you concerned about how to find and pay for the necessary long-term care as your loved one’s condition changes? 


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Could a Senior You Love Fall Victim to Sweetheart Scams?

Why do online scammers and cyber criminals tend to target Older Americans when committing financial crimes? The reason why is because seniors are often vulnerable, have access to money, and are more easily fooled than younger adults who may have grown up using the internet. 


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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Ways to Say "I Love You" Through Estate Planning

As Valentine’s Day approaches, are you thinking about how you will communicate these important words, “I Love You”, to your spouse and children?  We know the best way to communicate how we feel is to just say it and act with love on a daily basis. However, when thinking about the future, it can be a little more complicated.


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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, August 3, 2021

Alabama Seniors Need to Plan for Long-Term Care As Soon as Possible


Did you know that the average stay in an Alabama nursing home currently runs at $200 per day, $6000 per month and $72,000 per year? This cost can be crippling, and very few Alabama residents have long-term care insurance to cover the cost of a nursing home. Alabama seniors should plan for


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

How to Know When It Is Time For Memory Care for Your Aging Parent

Dementia symptoms can vary day to day, which means it may not be easy to pinpoint when it is time for an aging parent to enter memory care. Did you know that worrying behavior, safety concerns, and caregiver burnout can be top signs that it is time for a memory care facility? Let us take a look at ten questions that can help you evaluate your family’s situation. 


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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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