30 10, 2023

What Is the Lifeline Program?

2023-10-30T03:47:01-04:00October 30th, 2023|

The Lifeline Program is a federal program that works to lower the cost of phone and internet services for low-income American households. The Lifeline Program can certainly benefit an older person living on a fixed income. With the reduced costs [...]

27 10, 2023

What to Know About Creating a Living Will

2023-10-26T07:37:05-04:00October 27th, 2023|

Creating a living will ensures your future health care decisions and plans are respected. A living will, or advance directive, is a legal document outlining medical treatment preferences and end-of-life care if you can’t communicate or make decisions for yourself. [...]

20 10, 2023

What Is Elder Abuse? Elder Law Q&A

2023-10-19T06:23:53-04:00October 20th, 2023|

Ten percent of adults 65 and older experience elder abuse each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Elder abuse happens when a caregiver or another trusted individual causes physical, mental, or financial harm to an older adult by an [...]

16 10, 2023

Should a POLST Be Part of Your Care Plan?

2023-10-16T02:23:45-04:00October 16th, 2023|

The American Hospital Association estimates that half of Americans suffer from chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Following a diagnosis, many experience concerns about the kind of care they will receive. They may worry about how invasive it will be, [...]

12 10, 2023

What Will Your 2024 Social Security Benefits Look Like?

2023-10-12T14:06:14-04:00October 12th, 2023|

In 2023, recipients of Social Security benefits saw the biggest increase in decades in their monthly checks. Although their payouts will indeed rise again in 2024, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be more modest – just 3.2 percent, versus the [...]

9 10, 2023

Is an Independent Living Facility Right for Me?

2023-10-09T06:45:44-04:00October 9th, 2023|

Housing options and the associated costs are among the top priorities for many seniors. Today, the housing market is unpredictable, while many seniors currently living independently may also have concerns about continuing their lifestyles. Moving to an independent living facility [...]

5 10, 2023

6 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Plan for The Future

2023-10-05T15:12:08-04:00October 5th, 2023|

Anyone experiencing the struggle of simultaneously caring for children and aging parents is part of the sandwich generation. Although “generation” is part of the phrase, it doesn’t refer to people born at a specific time. Typically, these family caregivers will [...]

2 10, 2023

Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis

2023-10-02T06:55:46-04:00October 2nd, 2023|

An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can be a challenging journey for the person and family alike. When the diagnosis occurs, a ticking clock begins on the timeline for getting proper and sound notarizations done for crucial legal documents. What Does [...]