A Poem for my Father. . .

So, I posted a blog the other day about dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and about legal planning for these horrible diseases.  In the blog, I posted a section of a poem that I wrote for my father.  Since I published that blog, I have received a handful of requests to see the entire poem. … Read More »

Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits

Today veterans across the country receive different benefits through the Veteran’s Administration (VA).  What they may not know is that senior veterans, those who require home health services, house or bedbound individuals, veterans residing in an assisted living environments, and veterans with blindness may also be entitled to an added financial benefit to pay for… Read More »

Planning for the Silent Thieves: Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

I search your eyes, So empty and blue, Hoping for a flicker Of what used to be you.1 If you are the wife, husband, son or daughter of someone with, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, you may be overwhelmed emotionally, physically and financially.  You are consumed with the day-to-day care, behaviors like agitation and… Read More »

Special Needs Trust Planning

Planning for the future of a child or another loved one with a severe disability often requires family members to become well versed in different government benefit programs. When the individual’s disability is expected to prevent them from working or being able to fully support themselves as an adult, these public resources can be of… Read More »

Senior Divorce

  As couples plan for retirement, they often contemplate sharing their home and expenses as well as combining defined benefit packages, and social security benefits.  When seniors who have been working towards these goals throughout their marriage decide to divorce, their retirement plans can dramatically and abruptly change.   Here are some considerations regarding senior divorce:… Read More »

The Duties of a Conservator

  When someone experiences impaired cognitive functioning, it can interfere with multiple aspects of their lives.  One area that this can have a particularly destructive impact on is their finances.  In some cases, the individual’s condition may be so severe as to warrant legal intervention to protect their funds and property.  In such a situation,… Read More »

Primary Care and Your Loved One

When an individual has a condition which requires personal care within the home, having a loved one address their needs can be comforting and result in their experiencing fewer symptoms.  However, for the caregiver, taking care of a loved one at home can be challenging.   This is especially true when the caregiver is trying to… Read More »

Travel Tips for Seniors

Reaching your retirement years can be a time when you have the freedom to travel and enjoy exploring new destinations.  You may want to take these trips with a spouse, a group of people, or on your own.  The good news is that whatever your preference, today’s seniors have several appealing travel options available to… Read More »