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Elder Law

Six Things To Do Before Your Spouse Dies

Posted on: April 17th, 2012
While important to both sexes, estate planning often affects women more profoundly. Women live longer on average and tend to marry older spouses, making them three times as likely as men to be widowed at 65. It’s a staggering reality, and here is some pertinent information for coping with this reality. Barbara Stanny recently contributed this article to Forbes. The article gets right to the point in a practical and personal way. ...

The Odds Are Worse For Finding A Nursing Home For Dad

Posted on: February 28th, 2012
Liz Sundvick is a member of WealthCounsel who practices law in the state of Nevada. I found her commentary about gender differences in nursing home availability to be valuable. ...

Hiring a caregiver is trickier than you think

Posted on: May 25th, 2011
If you are hiring a caregiver for yourself or another loved one, you may be tempted to try to make the process as simple as possible by treating the caregiver as a "private contractor." ...

Compensating Caregivers

Posted on: February 15th, 2011
Almost one in seven Americans looks after a disabled person age 50 or older. Many compensated and many not compensated, but it is a rapidly growing number (the number has jumped 28% since 2004). It’s an emerging situation that needs the compensation element to be formalized for many....

Taking Care of Parents - Pooled Trusts

Posted on: January 6th, 2011
The New York Times recently ran an outstanding article, detailing the basics of Pooled Trusts a means of caring for aging family members, while intelligently keeping the wolf away from the door.....

Disabled patients and Medicare

Posted on: September 15th, 2010
"More than 50 million people in the United States have disabilities, a number that is growing rapidly as the population ages. Experts say disability will soon affect the lives of most Americans."...
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