Category: Seniors & Financial/Legal Issues

Why Is a Power of Attorney So Important?

A power of attorney is a legal document that names an “agent” to make medical or financial decisions.

When Is the Best Time to Discuss Estate Planning After a Dementia Diagnosis?

Your dad’s doctor confirmed he has dementia. None of you wanted to hear this, especially your dad, but now is the time to make plans for his future.

Five Things to Know About Medicare and Medicaid

Most people pay into Medicaid and Medicare with each paycheck they earn. Both are government programs, but there are differences with each.

When Should Your Family Talk to an Elder Law Attorney?

When is the right time to talk to an elder law attorney? It’s understandable for families to put it off due to finances, but waiting can be a risky move.

What is Incapacity Planning and Why Is It Important?

Incapacity planning addresses how decisions get made if an accident, injury, or medical issue makes it impossible to act on one’s own.

Are You the Best Agent for Your Parents?

When an elder law attorney draws up medical and financial powers of attorney, an agent is named to make decisions in your place.

Can an Elder Law Attorney End Bickering About Your Mom’s Care?

Disagreements over an aging parent’s care are common and can be incredibly frustrating. Did you know that an elder care attorney can help end these disagreements?

When Should You Help Your Parents Apply for Medicaid?

Even with the best intentions, your parents could end up running out of money when paying for long-term care.

Make Sure Your Mom’s Care Plan Addresses Advance Directives

Any care plan should take a close look at advance directives.

Tough Conversations to Have With Your Parents Regarding Aging

It’s time to have some tough conversations about aging with your mom, dad, and other important family members.