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HTMLUnderstanding Options for Long-Term Care
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Harry and Sally, a married couple, have lived in the same home on Chestnut Drive for over 30 years. They love their home, and want to live out their lives there. As time goes by, however, adjustments made in the home to accommodate Sally's arthritis and Harry's physical challenges from a stroke are...

 

HTMLAre Your Estate Documents Right for You?
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Experts predict that by the year 2030, about 20 percent of our population or 71.5 million Americans will be seniors. Each of those seniors will have questions and need specialized legal advice about aging-related issues.

 

HTMLPlan Now to Avoid Future Problems
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
The problems seniors face traveling through life can erupt suddenly or start small and grow more serious over time. A family crisis can arise when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, has a chronic illness or is admitted to a nursing home. Often that is when the estate planning documents are...

 

HTMLWhen to Seek Help to Avoid Planning Mistakes
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Senior adults face many challenges to their health and financial security. Some of these problems can be resolved in the family but many of those self-help decisions can hurt the family financially. Seeking advice from elder law attorneys can help you be secure in your decisions and bring you peace...

 

HTMLThree Tips to Start a Conversation on the Challenges of Aging
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Adult children and aging parents agree that it is important to discuss how aging impacts the parents' independence. Many, however, find it difficult to initiate, much less have, a meaningful conversation on this subject. A conversation about reduced independence can be emotionally charged,...

 

HTMLSocial Security Benefits to Inch Up 1.7 Percent in 2015
Leah Mitchell McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2015. This is expected to raise the average monthly payment for the typical retired worker by $22. The increase is slightly higher than last year’s 1.5 percent cost-of-living...

 

HTMLNew Book Draws Insights From Adults Living in Specialized Housing
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
For more than 30 years, David Wizansky and his wife, Margot, have developed and operated group homes in the Boston area for adults with developmental disabilities through their company, Specialized Housing. Now David Wizansky has written a book of essays, Identity, Self, and the World: Learning...

 

HTMLWhen a Parent Retires, a Child with Disabilities Could Qualify for SSDI
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
When the parent of an adult with disabilities retires, the child may qualify for federal disability benefits, even if the child has never worked.

 

HTMLA Review of the Guardianship Process
Julie DiBaggio; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
A Review of the Guardianship Process and the Roles and Responsibilities of a Guardian Appointed Over a Resident's Person and/or Over Their Estate

 

HTMLWhat's the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid in the Context of Long-Term Care?
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Although their names are confusingly alike, Medicaid and Medicare are quite different programs. Both programs provide health coverage, but Medicare is an “entitlement” program, meaning that everyone who reaches age 65 and is entitled to receive Social Security benefits also receives...

 


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