6 Ways You Can Protect Your Aging Parents from Senior Scams

6 Ways You Can Protect Your Aging Parents from Senior Scams

When February starts, most of us are getting into the swing of things after the New Year, and focusing on the year ahead. We find that many of our clients, friends, and  neighbors are also looking forward to Valentine’s Day. While it can be easy to celebrate with those around us, how will you celebrate with your aging parents, especially when they live a significant distance from you? We know this can be challenging when your senior...
Why You Need to Use a Florida Estate Planning Attorney

Why You Need to Use a Florida Estate Planning Attorney

Did you know a Florida estate planning attorney advises people of all ages on how to create a legacy that can protect them both in life and in death?  This practice of the law deals with all aspects of Florida estate planning for the conservation and disposition of estate assets, while giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences, both federal and state.  The lawyer, also known as a wills, trusts and estates lawyer, advises and...
What Does It Mean to be Guardian of the Person in Florida?

What Does It Mean to be Guardian of the Person in Florida?

Do you know what guardianship is in Florida? A Florida guardianship occurs when a circuit judge determines that a person lacks the capacity to manage his or her property or attend to at least some of his or her essential health and safety requirements. Unfortunately, a person cannot manage his or her property if he or she is unable to take the necessary actions to obtain, administer, and dispose of his or her real and personal property....
How to Have a Successful Visit at an Elder Loved One’s Nursing Home

How to Have a Successful Visit at an Elder Loved One’s Nursing Home

While visiting an elder loved one in a nursing home can be an amazing shared experience, it may also be difficult and confusing to navigate. Keep in mind that a nursing home visit is, above all, an opportunity to nurture a close relationship with someone special who needs outside love and care. In fact, regular visits mitigate loneliness which has stunningly negative effects on the elderly. Some studies compare the damage that can arise from...
How to Know When A Senior Loved One Can No Longer Drive Safely

How to Know When A Senior Loved One Can No Longer Drive Safely

The first week in December is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, and while the event has already passed, many themes remain relevant throughout the year. The importance of this week cannot be lost on us as we turn to the holiday season and may be able to have more time for important conversations with our aging loved ones. Have you made time not only to talk about driving, but to also go for a drive together?  Older Americans often rely on...