Are You Heading for Florida Guardianship?

Are You Heading for Florida Guardianship?

If you were to suddenly become incapacitated due to an accident, injury or disease, what would happen to you? What if your advanced age keeps you from an ability to properly keep up with all your medications, regular hygiene, or basic finances? Are you planning for a family member to step in and take over your affairs? Will the state have to step in and appoint a guardian for you? The decision may not be that easy. Unfortunately, even if you...
4 Mistakes Families Can Make When Advocating for Senior Loved Ones

4 Mistakes Families Can Make When Advocating for Senior Loved Ones

Did you know that one of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis was the fact that many families were confronted with not knowing how to respond to a health care emergency involving their senior loved ones? Sadly, the pandemic impacted senior adults excessively harder than the rest of society, and many families realized they lacked the basic health care documents needed to act effectively on the behalf of their senior loved ones. Knowing that the...
The 8 Point Nursing Home Checklist You and Your Loved Ones Need

The 8 Point Nursing Home Checklist You and Your Loved Ones Need

Do you have loved ones, who still live in their own home? Have they been able to stay active in their community and take care of themselves? However, are you beginning to see signs that they may be having health issues that impact their ability to care for themselves and their home? In fact, do you think your loved ones may need to move into an assisted living facility or a nursing home soon? We understand that the decision to move your loved...
Tips for Addressing Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in an Elder Loved One

Tips for Addressing Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in an Elder Loved One

Were you aware that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? Currently, did you know that there are more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Even though there is still no known cure, it is widely accepted that the number one risk factor is advanced age. Playing a critical role in supporting an impacted senior’s long-term well-being are family caregivers. There are many resources available to help family caregivers....
Resources for Family Caregivers and Others to Use During National Elder Law Month

Resources for Family Caregivers and Others to Use During National Elder Law Month

Did you know Older Americans Month was formally recognized starting in 1963? Every year during the month of May, the nation has been devoted to honoring and supporting the senior population. Older adults are an indispensable part of our shared society and the annual May designation formally recognizes their value. May is also National Elder Law Month, which is dedicated to promoting and providing legal support for a wide range of senior-related...