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Emergency Plan for Caregivers in Brandon

Emergency Plan for Caregivers in Brandon by Dana Kemper and Laurie Ohall Caregivers in Brandon have lots of concerns when caring for their loved ones, including what happens to their loved one if something happens to them.  Each month, our firm provides tips and information from not only our own knowledge base, but resources in the community that work with seniors and/or persons or
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If My Spouse goes into a Nursing Home, will I lose Everything?

I often hear people say that a friend (or neighbor, or church member, etc.) told them the nursing home will take their house, or they will have to assign all their assets to the nursing home if their spouse has to go into one.  With social media being what it is, I often see people post questions on community Facebook pages about their loved
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What is the Difference Between Estate Planning and Elder Law?

I am frequently asked to explain what I do as an elder law attorney and how that is different from estate planning.  People have heard the term, but they are not exactly sure what it means.  My response is always, “all elder law attorneys do estate planning, but not all estate planning attorneys do elder law.”  What do I mean by that? An estate
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What Government Benefits Are Available To Help Pay For Senior Housing?

As an elder law attorney, I help people understand what government benefits are available to help pay for senior housing.  Many times, people are confused about whether they can qualify for any help to pay for their living expenses.  As part of the series for Older American’s Month, this article focuses on the benefits that are available to seniors, depending on the type of
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What Is The Cost Of Senior Housing?

Last week, we discussed the different types of senior housing options that are available – Senior Housing Options Blog.  This week, I wanted to focus on the money.  You may be wondering what is the cost of senior housing? In my experience, most people do not know what to expect when it comes to cost.  You have to keep in mind that the cost
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Senior Housing Options

Wondering about senior housing options?  I’ve been hearing this set of circumstances a lot lately:  Mom is not doing too well and really cannot continue to live on her own.  We think she needs to be in assisted living.  Where is a good place for her that is within her budget and that she will like?  While I can discuss the facilities in my
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Beware the ALF Contract

Do you have a loved one who is looking into entering an assisted living facility?  You should beware the ALF contract that obligates your loved one’s agent to be personally liable for the assisted living fees.  Federal laws were enacted which prohibits nursing homes that accept Medicare and Medicaid from requiring someone, such as a family member, to guarantee payment as a condition of
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Choosing an Elder Law Attorney

You and your parents are in the process of choosing an elder law attorney.  What should you consider? Elder law is a confluence of several areas of law, such as: Probate and estate planning: The attorney should be able to discuss a will, durable power of attorney, living will, health care power of attorney and or a probate avoidance trust. At a minimum, you
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Planning for Savings and Long Term Care

In an AARP blog post last month A Tale Of Two Americas, I read about the fact that almost 20% of adults age 55 to 64 have no retirement savings. None. Nada. Zilch. That is a pretty scary statistic. What is the plan for these people – are they going to be working until they die (or worse, until they become disabled and can
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Who Should I Name as an Agent Under My Durable Power of Attorney?

This is a very good question. We discussed earlier in the month Executor Blog about who one should name as the personal representative of their estate, and you would think the answer would be the same. It is and it’s not. While both the personal representative and an agent under a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) should both be fiscally responsible and be able
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