1. How To Be There For Your Loved One In A Nursing Home

    While we all wish our loved ones could spend every day of their lives independent and in the comfort of their own home, this is sometimes simply not possible. Making the decision to place your aging parent or another relative into a nursing home can feel like a betrayal. However, in many cases, it i…Read More

  2. Understanding Dementia & Creating A Long Term Plan

    Different from standard memory loss, dementia is a broad term used to refer to the general decline of someone’s mental abilities, to the point it begins to interfere with one’s life. If you or a loved one is facing dementia, it is important to understand what this will mean in regards to long-te…Read More

  3. Talking to Your Children About End of Life Care

    Discussing the end of life is never a favorite topic. However, it is important to think about how you want your end of life care to be handled and to ensure you set up your estate planning to reflect your wishes. If you have not yet discussed your end of life care with your children, make this an up…Read More

  4. How Early Should You Start Estate Planning?

    For many, estate planning is something that is either brushed of as unimportant or something to attend to later down the road. You may wonder, how early should you start estate planning? The answer is right away. Ideally, estate planning should be started at a young age. However, even if you are pas…Read More

  5. Why You Need an Advance Directive

    Advance directives address exactly everything we don’t want to think about. They plan for the worst situations possible, where you are alive yet unable to communicate your wishes for treatment or life-prolonging measures. They ensure that your wishes are communicated, but oftentimes people don’t…Read More

  6. Avoid These Gifting Mistakes!

    After you are gone you want your loved ones, particularly your children, to be able to use and enjoy the assets you leave behind. However, gifting assets is not as straightforward as you may think, and you need to be strategic when leaving money, property, or anything else you want designated for a …Read More

  7. Why Choose an Elder Lawyer?

    When you are looking for a doctor, you wouldn’t choose a pediatrician as an adult, and you wouldn’t want a gerontologist for an infant. The same principle applies to law, and choosing a lawyer that has skill and experience in senior issues is crucial when you are older. Especially when dealing w…Read More

  8. Caring For Your Aging Parents Long-Distance

    If you have an aging parent who is requiring additional assistance, there are many hurdles to surpass, and problems to solve. If you are caring for your parents long distance, there are even more problems to navigate and solve. Being far away from your parents can make you, the caregiver, feel helpl…Read More

  9. What Is a Revocable Living Trust?

    Including a revocable living trust in your estate plan reduces the time and cost of administering your estate, and allows control and flexibility. A trust is not complicated or intimidating. It is merely a mechanism by which the burdens of property ownership are separated from the benefits of proper…Read More

  10. Why Do I Need a Will?

    Many people wonder if they have enough property to execute a last will and testament. Even if you don’t happen to own much, you absolutely should have a will. At the very least, a will can give clear direction to loved ones left behind about payment of funeral expenses and last wishes for burial. …Read More