Elder Law

Taking Care of YOU - Self Care for Family Caregivers

Posted on: March 20th, 2017
On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too....

Making the Transition to Assisted Living

Posted on: March 13th, 2017
If you’re having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, an assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to leave your home can be difficult, but by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about your needs and concerns, you can you can make the choice that’s right for you and ensure your senior years are happy and fulfilling....

Medicaid Reform: Are Block Grants Coming

Posted on: March 6th, 2017
Medicaid is a federal program, but it is administered by the states. To participate in Medicaid, federal law requires states to cover certain groups of individuals, such as low income families and individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). States may choose to cover other groups, such as individuals receiving home- and community-based services....

Are You Eligible for VA Disability Compensation

Posted on: February 27th, 2017
If you were injured or became seriously ill while serving in the military, you may be eligible for VA disability compensation. In 2017, eligible veterans can receive up to $3,458 per month tax-free, depending on the level of disability and number of dependents....

Home Modifications

Posted on: February 20th, 2017
Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary, a place where you always feel comfortable and safe. As seniors get older though, that sanctuary can turn dangerous. Everyday items around your house and run-of-the mill tasks you do regularly at home start to come with a risk of falls. And a fall in your senior years can be serious. For seniors that want to age in place, keeping your home safe and comfortable requires making a few home modifications....

Tech For Seniors

Posted on: February 13th, 2017
Is Grandma going gadget-crazy? Not quite yet. Yes, the number of older adults using the internet and related tech devices is increasing, with over 50% of seniors using the internet and owning cellphones, according to a recent survey. But there’s still a long way to go before we can consider our senior citizens to be fully tech savvy! The fact is, today’s technology can keep seniors engaged, connected, mentally active, and physically safe, making it increasingly important for our loved ones to keep in the high-tech loop. So what devices should seniors and their caregivers have their eye on?...
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