11 04, 2024

How Social Security Overpayment Rules Are Changing

2024-04-11T16:49:58-04:00April 11th, 2024|

With a new commissioner at the helm, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been announcing several policy changes in recent weeks. In late March 2024, the SSA issued news regarding the way it handles overpayments to Social Security recipients. Can Social Security Take [...]

8 04, 2024

Claiming the Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

2024-04-08T11:51:31-04:00April 8th, 2024|

Often an aging parent will lose their ability to think clearly or make informed decisions about their life. This may occur because of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or disability conditions. Your parent may or [...]

5 04, 2024

The Loneliness Epidemic: Helping Seniors Stay Connected

2024-04-05T08:25:33-04:00April 5th, 2024|

In recent years, researchers have been finding potential links between feelings of loneliness and negative health outcomes. Feeling lonely may put you at greater risk of premature death, serious health problems, and higher suicide rates. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic made [...]

1 04, 2024

Securely Storing Your Legal Documents

2024-04-01T08:48:05-04:00April 1st, 2024|

Among your key estate planning documents are your will, living wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Securing these somewhere your survivors can easily access them is crucial. Consider storing other information, like birth certificates, marriage licenses, and medical records, [...]

28 03, 2024

Could Medicaid Payback Rules Come to an End?

2024-03-30T22:21:10-04:00March 28th, 2024|

Amid recent reports from such prominent news outlets as The New York Times and Associated Press about the negative impact of Medicaid estate recovery on families, the idea of ending this practice altogether has resurfaced. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a public assistance [...]

25 03, 2024

Seniors and Caregivers: Establish an Emergency Action Plan

2024-03-25T09:21:58-04:00March 25th, 2024|

For seniors and their caregivers, having a plan in place should an emergency strike can provide some peace of mind in a turbulent world. A crisis, such as illness, trauma, natural disaster, or any other unexpected adverse event, may one [...]

22 03, 2024

5 Ways to Update Your Estate Plan After a “Gray” Divorce

2024-03-22T07:48:53-04:00March 22nd, 2024|

Deciding to end a marriage as an older adult is increasingly common. If your marriage ended later in life, you could be part of the “gray” divorce trend. AARP reports that Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are the [...]

18 03, 2024

Survey Highlights High Costs of Long-Term Care in 2023

2024-03-18T08:54:32-04:00March 18th, 2024|

You may not foresee ever needing assistance with your day-to-day life. However, research shows that seven in 10 adults aged 65 and older will require long-term care at some point in their later years. Meanwhile, the U.S. population continues to [...]

14 03, 2024

11 Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney

2024-03-14T20:06:09-04:00March 14th, 2024|

Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters that affect older individuals. Attorneys who practice elder law advocate for seniors and execute legal plans to assist them in living better lives. Their expertise may encompass estate planning, as well [...]