Do Not Let Your Mom Lose Her Life Savings to a Nursing Home

Do Not Let Your Mom Lose Her Life Savings to a Nursing Home

Are you caring for your aging mother? Have you talked about her plans for the future, especially if she were to need critical nursing care? During the month of May both National Elder Law Month and National Older American Month are celebrated. Both of these observances are crucial for you and your aging mother because of the support that both you and she can receive. With National Elder Law Month, Florida elder law attorneys will be out in...
5 Ideas to Use When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

5 Ideas to Use When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

Do your aging parents have a long-term care plan in place? Are you aware that, according to the American Health Care Association, more than half of Americans will require long-term care at some point in their lives? It may be a difficult topic to have with your aging parents who, at some point, may need long-term care but having a hard discussion before a parent’s health declines is optimal. Your parents will be assured that their wishes are...
What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

Are you planning to discuss long-term care with your parents during the holiday season?  What exactly is long-term care planning?  The National Institute on Aging defines long-term care planning as steps to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a long or short period of time. With the help of these services, people may be able to live as independently and safely as possible even though they can no longer perform...
How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Has your aging parent recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease?  Do you know what Alzheimer’s Disease is?  Do you know what the impact of this diagnosis may be?  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and worsen over time.  The end-stages of the disease can become life-threatening. Although...
What To Do When Medicare Will Not Pay the Costs of Long-Term Care

What To Do When Medicare Will Not Pay the Costs of Long-Term Care

There is no question that Florida seniors are living longer and longer and, while many people focus on planning for retirement, they often forget about the importance of planning for long-term care. Long-term care is the care Older Americans may need if the time should come that they are unable to care for themselves. This possibility can be hard to face as you age, and it is even harder to comprehend that the time to plan is when you are...