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Hidden Alzheimer’s Costs and the Impact on Families

Dementia is one of the costliest diseases to our society. In fact, it is the third most expensive disorder in the United States. And that is before factoring in the difficult-to-calculate or “hidden” costs.     

By |2019-10-07T09:34:26+00:00October 7th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Hidden Alzheimer’s Costs and the Impact on Families

Staying Mentally Sharp

There are things you can do to keep the brain sharp – small, daily habits which can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. 

By |2019-09-27T15:11:43+00:00September 30th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Staying Mentally Sharp

When Assisted Living May Not Be Enough

With careful monitoring, assisted-living facilities may provide a safe environment – but monitoring can also flag when the environment is no longer safe enough.

By |2019-09-20T15:21:19+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on When Assisted Living May Not Be Enough

Common Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

If you have social media accounts, email, or shop online, you are being targeted by scam artists. Here is what you need to know about some of the most common online scams. 

By |2019-09-03T11:33:54+00:00September 16th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Common Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

Does Home and Community Based Care Reduce Hospitalizations?

Understanding how long-term care needs affect an individual’s retirement plan under Medicaid or dual-eligible status Medicare/Medicaid, is pertinent for both positive health outcomes and financial well-being.

By |2019-08-27T11:12:54+00:00September 9th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Does Home and Community Based Care Reduce Hospitalizations?

Labor Day

Always the first Monday in September, Labor Day was the idea of Peter J. Maguire, a labor union leader who in 1882 proposed a celebration honoring the American worker.

By |2019-08-20T14:17:50+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Labor Day

How Seniors Can Take Steps to Deter Depression

Life is full of surprises and twists, and not all of them have a positive effect on the psyche. However, once a senior is in the grasp of depression, it is often difficult to find release.

By |2019-08-12T10:40:02+00:00August 12th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on How Seniors Can Take Steps to Deter Depression

Nursing Homes are Short on Staff

How you will be able to assess accurately and pay for skilled nursing facility care should the need arise is currently mired in change. Social programs like Medicare and Medicaid set standards; however, most of the facilities only meet federal guidelines part of the time.

By |2019-08-05T09:21:56+00:00August 5th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Nursing Homes are Short on Staff