Dementia Friendly Communities

Last week, I wrote about the new WHO Dementia Plan, which aims to improve global diagnosis, treatment, and knowledge about dementia. Some dementia activism organizations worked with the WHO and UN to bring the issue to the forefront, but they also raised awareness about the way that people with dementia are treated in society. One way… Read More »

WHO Adopts Global Plan for Dementia

Representatives from up to 192 countries met in May for the 70th World Health Assembly. Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) discussed plans regarding vaccines, medicines that do not meet quality standards, and a global drug crisis, among other health related issues. One of the major topics at the Assembly was the need for a public… Read More »

Ridesharing Can Simplify Travel for Elderly

You are probably familiar with the recent phenomenon of ridesharing, a form of on-demand transportation service similar to a taxi cab. It provides an alternative to public transportation and cabs at times and locations that those services are not accessible or convenient. Ridesharing has gained its popularity through the ease with which almost anyone with a… Read More »

House Passes Health Package with SNT Fairness Act

Today, the House passed a major health care package that included the Special Needs Trust (SNT) Fairness Act. The SNT Fairness Act would allow individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to set up their own special needs trust.  In September, the House passed an amended version of the SNT Fairness Act that contained several additional… Read More »

Check Out Our New Elder Care Whiteboard Videos!

We have spoken at hundreds of events over the years about Michigan Estate Planning, Elder Law and other senior issues.  Whether we are talking to seniors, business organizations, government offices or other groups, there is one common comment we get:  “We understand you.  You actually speak in plain English, not like most lawyers”.  We have… Read More »

A Livingston County Special Needs Attorney’s Take on the ABLE Act and New Savings Opportunities for Disabled Individuals

Thanks to a new law passed in Congress last month, disabled individuals will no longer have to choose between saving a small nest-egg for future care expenses or preserving long-term eligibility for low-income benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Social Security Insurance (SSI).   Under the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, individuals with… Read More »