May is National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Law Month

What is National Elder Law Month? May is National Elder Law Month.  This designation was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a way to acknowledge the profession that supports the senior community with all of their planning needs....
Why We Fail To Plan For Long-Term Care

Why We Fail To Plan For Long-Term Care

Introduction – Planning For Long Term Care Most Americans do not know, or refuse to accept, the facts surrounding their potential need for long-term care and the costs associated with it. This was reconfirmed recently in a telephone survey of 1,735 Americans...

Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

This post will discuss a debilitating condition that many Americans eventually face as they age:  dementia.  First, we will describe what dementia is and what it isn’t.  Then we will turn our focus to its costs to the individual, the family and our nation.  As Elder...

Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

As many of you know, May is National Elder Law Month.  The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared this month the time for Elder Law attorneys across the nation to take time out of their busy practices to help educate the public about Elder...

Life Expectancy and Health Care Planning

The aging, healthcare and special needs conversation is vitally important to you and your family. Except for government employees and Social Security, retirement plans that pay benefits until death are pretty much a thing of the past. Plus, people today are living...

The Accidental Long Term Caregiver

You’ve heard people say it and maybe you have even said it yourself.  “Don’t worry Mom or Dad, I’ll take care of you in your old age.”This always seems to be a simple loving gesture on your part as you see them beginning to age and settle into...

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