1. 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

  2. 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

  3. How Early Should You Start Estate Planning?

    For many, estate planning is something that is either brushed off 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 pa…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Am I Responsible for Paying My Parent’s Nursing Home Bills?

    The ElderCare Law Firm works with a variety of clients and families deciding if nursing homes are a viable option for their situation. When an elderly person is no longer able to care for themselves, a lot of family members will encourage them to go to a nursing home. They may even make them go if t…Read More

  8. Elder Care: What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

    When most people think of government health care programs and they think of Medicare and Medicaid. Well you would be right since these are two of the programs offered by the government. But most people then proceed to use the two terms interchangeably. That’s actually not right at all. Medicare an…Read More