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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading
Many people don’t think about their potential long term care needs until they’re faced with the need for long term care. When faced with the emotional and physical turmoil of a loved one’s long term care needs, families quickly learn … Continue reading
Ever seen the bumper sticker that says “I’m spending my children’s inheritance”? You may have laughed about it when you saw it, but would you still be laughing if it were true? Most children believe they will receive some form … Continue reading
As parents age, many children have to grapple with the fact that they may have to begin making financial and healthcare decisions on behalf of their parents. Normally this comes about due to cognitive issues from which a parent is … Continue reading
What’s the fastest growing group of individuals in the United States? Those who are 85 years and older. And what’s one of the key needs for this group? Social support. Read more here. Or listen to these clips from All Things Considered, the flagship … Continue reading
Did you know that The $64 Question was a popular radio quiz show? During the 1940s, “That’s the $64 question” became a common catchphrase for a particularly difficult question or problem. When the show moved to television, it became The $64,000 Question! Recently, … Continue reading
Last week’s blog discussed Mickey Rooney’s legal and financial struggles in later years as a victim of elder abuse. Victims of elder abuse are almost always isolated in their surroundings, otherwise they would have the chance to reach out to … Continue reading
In September of 2011, I dropped by my parents’ house for quick overnight visit. I had been there less than a month earlier, and at that time, our Dad exhibited some of the forgetfulness one expects with an aging parent. … Continue reading
I was blessed with wonderful parents who were married for 63 years. Years ago, they wrote a standard will. After my Mom passed away in 2011, my Dad, an active, independent 80-year-old in relatively good physical and mental health, decided … Continue reading