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...
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...
Three Tips for Choosing a Medicare Plan During Annual Open Enrollment

Three Tips for Choosing a Medicare Plan During Annual Open Enrollment

Medicare is the government health insurance program currently serving more than 55 million Americans. Many seniors rely on this coverage but, did you know, this is not a one size fits all program? Medicare comes with a variety of coverage options, particularly relating to Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug coverage. Making the right choice can not only save hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars a year, but it also means securing...
3 Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent Choose a Medicare Plan During Annual Open Enrollment

3 Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent Choose a Medicare Plan During Annual Open Enrollment

Are you caring for a Florida senior right now? Caregiving can be one of the most thankless and challenging roles that any adult child has to face. While it can also be one of the most rewarding, this becomes more complicated when you think about the potentially increasing health care needs of your aging parent. What does your father need for his diabetes? How will you make sure your mother has the right primary care physician not only now but...
Medicare Open Enrollment: Three Things Seniors Need to Know

Medicare Open Enrollment: Three Things Seniors Need to Know

Did you know that Medicare open enrollment is upon us? With Medicare open enrollment time, there may be important things seniors need to keep in mind. Here are three things seniors should know: You must have enrolled in Medicare when you were first eligible to participate in open enrollment. This means that you (1) were automatically enrolled in Medicare because you were already receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits and you...