Respite Reminder

Respite Reminder

If you care for a loved one, whether in their home or in yours, you know it is a full-time job.  And, because it is a job to be taken seriously, it is not simply 9 to 5.  Sometimes it can last 24-hours a day.  This can be IS exhausting.  Often caregivers in this situation are so dedicated to the task that they allow their own physical and mental health to suffer.

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Gifting Your Assets to Family or Friends
Tax Benefits from Caring for an Elderly Loved-one
Bonding with Your Homecare Provider
Long Term Care – An Important Investment
Estate Planning Mini-Dictionary

Estate Planning Mini-Dictionary

Estate Planning can be very confusing to the layman.  Much of that confusion is due to a bevy of terms that are not used in common conversation by many people who are not lawyers.  Because the language can be confusing, even asking a question can result in an answer that can be just as confusing.  This brief article will give you a simple-to-understand list of those terms you will need when you discuss various topics relating to planning your estate with an estate planning attorney.

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When to Ask for the Keys to the Car
Home Care vs. Institutionalized Care

Home Care vs. Institutionalized Care

In the past, it has been common for seniors to abandon their homes of many years and move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes.  The consequent feelings of anonymity an isolation are common with such a dramatic transfer.  These days, however, it is far more emotionally satisfying and economically pragmatic to allow seniors to age in their own homes with the added layer of support provided by in-home care which is widely available.

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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Are You Confused?

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Are You Confused?

Frequently people refer to the group of symptoms that define Dementia by the more specific disease called Alzheimer’s.  Dementia is not a single disease. It refers to a general decline in certain mental abilities overall and can be caused by several different conditions.  Dementia is not always Alzheimer’s.

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Before You Step in to Help… 10 Questions to Ask Your Parents About their Finances

Before You Step in to Help… 10 Questions to Ask Your Parents About their Finances

You might have known the day was coming.  Your elderly parents are no longer able to reliably manage their finances.  Bills are going unpaid or they are “helping” people who may randomly call on the phone preying on kind-hearted elderly people.

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