Your Parents Do Not Have to “Go It Alone” When it Comes to Nursing Home Planning

Your Parents Do Not Have to “Go It Alone” When it Comes to Nursing Home Planning

Have you found that planning for long-term care can be complex? It is true. Not only is every individual’s situation unique, but every state has their own eligibility rules for Medicaid. It may be important to seek out and consult with an experienced elder law attorney in your area to get assistance navigating these intricacies. These are some of the common mistakes that people make when applying for Medicaid without the assistance of a...
Three Technology Tips for Seniors

Three Technology Tips for Seniors

During the Covid-19 pandemic, have you considered that many senior citizens have come to rely on using technology to stay connected to friends and family? Now, even after being vaccinated, seniors may find that continuing to keep abreast of new technology to keep in touch with loved ones may be an important tool for the future. Let us take a look at three technology tips for seniors to use moving forward. Make Sure You are Secure. Prior to...
How to Help Aging Parents on National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

How to Help Aging Parents on National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

Do you have aging parents? If so, this year, April 16th is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day, which can be important for several reasons. Many seniors have a collection of unused medications, including prescription pain medications, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxants. What these drugs share in common may be that they are prone to abuse. Family members with dependency issues, or even younger family members interested in...
Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Why Your Parents Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Did you know that having a durable power of attorney can be extremely useful for you and your loved ones? A power of attorney grants another person the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf. There may be many circumstances in which you might become unable to make financial or legal decisions on your own behalf, whether due to illness or absence. Having a power of attorney included in your estate plan allows someone you trust to do so...
Three Ways Technology is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

Three Ways Technology is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

Have you considered that aging in place may be easier when seniors have the right technology to support the endeavor? Technology can help lessen social isolation, ensure home safety, and support their health and wellness. Discuss whether certain apps or devices might help your loved one stay safe and healthy, and consult with his or her primary care practitioner to identify areas where technology may help now, and in the future. ...