What Every New Family Caregiver Needs to Know

What Every New Family Caregiver Needs to Know

November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. Recognizing the millions of people who provide care support to their dependent relatives is just one aspect of the month-long celebration. Promoting education and access to support services, especially for first-time caregivers, are other major objectives. Did you know that more than 43 million Americans provided unpaid care to a dependent loved one over the past 12 months? Further, that...
Four Critical Powers You Need in Your Power of Attorney

Four Critical Powers You Need in Your Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a written document by which a person designates another to transact his or her business. The attorney-in-fact has the full authority to perform, without prior court approval, every action authorized and specifically enumerated in the document. This authorization may even include the authority to sell or mortgage the principal’s real property, including his or her homestead. An existing durable power of attorney...
Is It True Medicare Will Not Pay for Long-Term Care?

Is It True Medicare Will Not Pay for Long-Term Care?

Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. The program helps with the cost of health care for seniors, but it does not cover the cost of most long-term care or all of a person’s medical expenses.  Medicaid provides medical coverage and the cost of most long-term care for those who qualify for the program. By contrast, Medicaid nursing home services are only provided for those who qualify for the program and...
7 Facts Baby Boomers Need to Know About Estate Planning

7 Facts Baby Boomers Need to Know About Estate Planning

More than 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 years old every day. It is an astonishing statistic that underscores the importance of planning for one’s future, and beyond. We know just how important Florida estate planning is for you and your family.  This is just one of the reasons why this October, as we celebrate National Estate Planning Awareness Week with the National Association of Estate Planners, we want to share seven facts every Baby Boomer...
Long-Term Consequences of Elder Adult Falls, and How to Avoid Them

Long-Term Consequences of Elder Adult Falls, and How to Avoid Them

Falls are devastating for older adults and, unfortunately, they are fairly common. In fact, one in four adults age 65 or older will likely fall this year, with elderly seniors making up the lion’s share. Of those affected, several million will be treated in hospital emergency rooms, where hundreds of thousands will be admitted for serious injuries, like fractured hips and concussions, and thousands more will die. The long-term consequences are...