Because of the financial considerations of continuing care, planning a move even years into the future, should be part of the estate planning process early on.
Moving a parent from home into a facility is a sensitive issue, beginning with a very open family “talk”.
An elder law attorney works with seniors, taking a holistic approach to the legal issues people commonly face as they age. These include matters of housing, physical and financial health, estate planning, and more. There are as many issues as there are seniors, as life circumstances are different for everyone. An attorney who specializes in the host of the problems senior citizens face can be a wise investment.
While every situation providing care for an aging parent is unique, one truism is that preparation is crucial to success. Whether you need basic information about eldercare resources and services, are looking for a local agency to provide those services, or have worries about legal documents or how to finance your parents’ care needs now or in the future, the time to begin planning is today.
President Biden has introduced a plan to spend $400 billion over eight years on home and community-based care for the elderly and people with disabilities. The money would go to expand access to care and support higher-paying caregiving jobs.
For many families, providing long term care for an aging loved one in the home has become an even bigger priority than normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on those in senior living communities. In-home care can be costly, which makes the Aid and Attendance Benefit provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs of critical importance to help pay for such care.
That sounds like something your mother might say, right? And how often have you wished that you’d followed mother’s good advice? Nobody really wants to think in advance about accidents or illness. But if no advance planning has been done, and if an elderly parent has...
More and more of us are either receiving or becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the medical community, vaccinated individuals are significantly less likely to contract COVID-19; however, they may pose a health risk to others. What then is...
President Biden has signed the latest COVID-19 relief bill, which in addition to authorizing stimulus checks, funding vaccine distribution, and extending unemployment benefits, also provides assistance to seniors in a number of ways.
To be good to others, you must first be good to yourself. Making self-care a top priority allows you to be a more effective caregiver to your loved one.