5 Hurricane Tips for Seniors

5 Hurricane Tips for Seniors

Every year, from June through November, millions of Americans contend with hurricane season. These massive storms cause roof-ripping winds, flooding, and mass power outages that we, as Floridians, know can reach across many states. The devastation can be horrific but those living in hurricane zones are not without options.  As with any potential emergency, preparation is critical. This holds especially true when planning for Older Americans....
3 Tips for Florida Seniors in Light of the Changes to the VA Pension Rules

3 Tips for Florida Seniors in Light of the Changes to the VA Pension Rules

When it comes to planning for a future that includes long-term care, many Florida seniors are concerned about how they will find a way to pay for the care they need. From home health care to assisted living facility care to skilled nursing facility care, the monthly amount can substantially increase based on what is needed on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of this type of care is not covered under Medicare or traditional...
5 Tips on Elder Abuse this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

5 Tips on Elder Abuse this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Every June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This is an occasion for international organizations, governments, citizens, and concerned legal professionals in local communities across the globe to raise awareness about the epidemic of abuse affecting older populations. All of us can work together to find solutions, in June and throughout the year, to help prevent elder abuse from occurring. If you or someone you know suspects an elder...
Choosing the Right Agents for Your Incapacity Plan This National Older Americans Month

Choosing the Right Agents for Your Incapacity Plan This National Older Americans Month

Did you know an incapacity plan can include powers of attorney, a living will, and a revocable living trust agreement?  An incapacity plan is an often overlooked part of your comprehensive estate planning. Unfortunately, most of us are so focused on transferring wealth or creating a legacy, that we forget to plan for incapacity. Your incapacity plan may be one of the most important things you can plan for this National Older Americans Month....
4 Tips to Consider This Elder Law Month When Family Caregiving Is No Longer Enough

4 Tips to Consider This Elder Law Month When Family Caregiving Is No Longer Enough

The vast majority of elder care services are provided by close family members of senior adults. There may come a time, however, when even the most dedicated family caregivers can no longer meet the demands of an elder loved one’s needs. This may be the time when, as a family, you need to transition the aging loved one to care outside his or her home. This National Elder Law Month, we encourage you to talk to your parents and grandparents about...