Estate and Long-Term Care Planning for Veterans

Are military veterans are permitted to use their Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to help cover the cost of long-term care? The answer is, unfortunately, complicated. For example, a much-underused pension benefit known as Aid and Attendance can provide some money to cover costs for daily living assistance. Aid and Attendance benefits may even be […]

Medicaid Eligibility as a Homeowner

It’s no secret the baby boomers are getting older, and with aging comes a need for care. There has been a dramatic increase in the need for affordable long-term support services in America. Costs for care are rising, and many families are wondering what to do. According to the US Department of Health & Human […]

Estate Planning During a Pandemic

Whether you are young or old, COVID-19 has us all thinking about our mortality and health more these days. This pandemic took us all by surprise, did you have your affairs in order before? According to one study, approximately 1/3 of all Americans did not have an up-to-date estate plan as of 2017. We expect […]

Aging in Place: Tools and Technology for Seniors and Caregivers

Technology is central to 21st century life in America. It’s also becoming surprisingly popular among senior populations as tech companies target this growing market demographic. By 2030, AARP projects that close to 132 million Americans aged 50 or more will spend more than $84 billion annually on technology products. Today, 91 percent of people aged 50 […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Know for Your Estate Plan

Did you know that there are over 400 different types of dementia? The number of different types is staggering but the most common cause of dementia is due to Alzheimer’s disease. At least, that’s what the Alzheimer’s Association‘s published 2020 Facts and Figures reports. Other relatively common types of dementia include vascular, Lewy Body disease, […]

Isolation May Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse

Isolation May Increase Risk of Elder Abuse

The American Bar Association (ABA) reports that an unfortunate consequence of continued isolation increases the risk factors for elder abuse and exploitation. Older adults represent some of the most at-risk American citizens because of COVID-19. Many of them are choosing to stay home to lower their risk of infection as the rest of the world […]

Caregiving for the Elderly During Coronavirus

With the spread of coronavirus across the globe, many are worried about the health and safety of our most vulnerable populations. The elderly, immune-compromised, and sick individuals are vulnerable to severe illness from contracting COVID-19, which has many concerned with how to support and provide care for the elderly during a pandemic. If you are providing care for, or living in close-proximity with, an elderly person, you want to take all the necessary precautions to keep […]

Health is Wealth (Even the Government Agrees)

If you are one of the millions of Americans looking for ways to improve your health this year, you’re not alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released their updated Physical Activity Guideline for Americans. According to the latest guidelines, adults should include the following in their fitness routines: Aerobic exercise Strengthening […]

Points to Discuss with Your Aging Parent

Your parent is getting on in age, but you don’t have a clear idea if there is a plan in place for their care.  It is a difficult topic to broach; no one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging. Instead of having a proactive conversation early in a […]

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