How Do You Know If You Should Be Considering Moving Into an Assisted Living Facility?

How Do You Know If You Should Be Considering Moving Into an Assisted Living Facility?

Are you a Florida senior who may have reached the point where it may no longer be safe or appropriate to live at home without assistance? In fact, are you wondering if you should be thinking about moving into an assisted living facility? What exactly is an assisted living facility and what might it do for you? To begin, an assisted living facility is a residential setting. Assisted living should not be confused with a skilled nursing home which...
Ideas for Starting Difficult Conversations with Your Aging Parents About Medical Care

Ideas for Starting Difficult Conversations with Your Aging Parents About Medical Care

Are you researching ideas for starting the difficult conversations with your aging parents about their medical care? Do they still live in their own home by themselves, have good health, stay active and visit with their family? Are you aware of your parents giving any thought to a time when they may not be able to make decisions for themselves because of either an accident or illness or the need for skilled nursing care? Having these...
Understanding the Risks of Frequent Gifting By Navigating Its Impact on Long-Term Care Planning

Understanding the Risks of Frequent Gifting By Navigating Its Impact on Long-Term Care Planning

Gifting assets to family and friends is a common practice, especially as individuals plan for the future distribution of their estate. When it comes to eligibility for public benefits like Medicaid, however, frequent gifting can present significant risks and complications. Specifically, we want to share with you how gifts made within the past five years, or sixty months, can impact long-term care planning as well as how working with an elder...
5 Tips You Can Use for Caring for Aging Florida Seniors During National Elder Law Month

5 Tips You Can Use for Caring for Aging Florida Seniors During National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Law Month, a time dedicated to focusing on the legal issues and challenges that aging adults encounter and how to support them effectively. In Florida, where there is a significant senior population, understanding how to care for aging individuals is crucial. Let us share five essential tips to help provide better care and ensure the legal protection of aging family members in Florida. 1. Understand Florida-specific estate...
What Does an Agent Do Under Your Power of Attorney?

What Does an Agent Do Under Your Power of Attorney?

In the realm of estate planning, the creation of a durable power of attorney stands as a critical step toward safeguarding your financial and health-related decisions should you become incapacitated. The designation of an agent under a durable power of attorney grants them the authority to act on your behalf, making decisions that align with your wishes and best interests. Let us share with you more information specifically on the pivotal role...
Tips to Help an Aging Loved One with Medication Management

Tips to Help an Aging Loved One with Medication Management

National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day provides a timely reminder of the importance of managing medications responsibly. This is not only to prevent misuse but also to ensure that those we care for, especially aging loved ones, are safely and effectively managing their prescriptions. For families navigating the complexities of elder care, however, medication management can be a daunting task. This challenge underscores the broader...
The Special Needs Planning You Need When a Loved One Has Autism

The Special Needs Planning You Need When a Loved One Has Autism

Did you know April is World Autism Month? This is a time to promote autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. For families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, understanding the complexity of special needs planning is paramount. Special needs planning is more than just a legal task;...