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Three Legal Things to Do After a Scary Health Diagnosis

Three Legal Things to Do After a Scary Health Diagnosis

  A scary health diagnosis can be emotionally and logistically challenging for many reasons. For instance, how can you take care of your family if you’re physically incapacitated? In addition to working closely with your medical providers, consider these three...

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How To Be an Effective Advocate for Your Loved One

How To Be an Effective Advocate for Your Loved One

  There is nothing worse than learning your loved one has been diagnosed with a chronic condition or a life threatening disease. We know just how suddenly this can happen to a family and have seen many of our clients quickly overwhelmed by all that is involved in...

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Do You Know How to Identify the Signs of Elder Abuse?

Do You Know How to Identify the Signs of Elder Abuse?

As adults age, they run an increased risk of being abused. Research today even demonstrates that they are less likely to take proactive steps to avoid abusive situations and recognize warning signs. Unfortunately, abuse and maltreatment can occur in their own homes,...

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How to Plan Ahead for the Older Americans in Your Life

How to Plan Ahead for the Older Americans in Your Life

When it comes to caring for your parents and grandparents we know you may have questions. What do you need to be prepared for? Are you equipped to handle a crisis that befalls them? How do you ensure they will be protected when they could face an uncertain long-term...

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Elder Exploitation and the Top 10 Scams Impacting Seniors

Elder Exploitation and the Top 10 Scams Impacting Seniors

Elder exploitation can be described as the act of treating seniors and adults unfairly in order to benefit from them or take advantage of them. It is one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse in America. The National Council on Aging shares that “approximately 1...

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The Key Issues with Transfer on Death Deeds

The Key Issues with Transfer on Death Deeds

We often meet with families who want to ensure their home can be protected during their lifetime and left to their children when they pass on. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of confusion over the “right way” to complete this planning. Many people have...

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Five Tips for Juggling a Multi-Age Caregiver Schedule

Five Tips for Juggling a Multi-Age Caregiver Schedule

Being a caregiver is a full-time job. Of the roughly forty-three million unpaid caregivers in America, the majority of them today are members of the Sandwich Generation. A Sandwich Generation caregiver is one who finds him or herself caring for the needs of multiple...

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Is Aging-in-Place an Option?

Is Aging-in-Place an Option?

Seniors are living longer than ever before. While this is a tremendous benefit for you and your loved ones, it can also be a scary concept as we contemplate your changing needs. There is no question that as we age our needs change.  From health diagnoses and physical...

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5 Tips You Need During Medicare Open Enrollment

5 Tips You Need During Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is the time of year an individual may change or start Medicare coverage. Each year, seniors and qualifying disabled Americans must take action to choose a Medicare provider between October 15th and December 7th. The decision made will directly...

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How Overlooking Medi-Cal Planning Will Cost You

How Overlooking Medi-Cal Planning Will Cost You

Most of us know that we need estate planning. We know that we need to name a decision maker who can act on our behalf should we become incapacitated. We understand that we need to create a will or a trust to make sure our assets are distributed to the people we want...

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Understanding What an ABLE Account Can Do For You

Understanding What an ABLE Account Can Do For You

You may have heard of an ABLE account, but not understand what it is or how it works. Creating an ABLE account can be life-changing for persons with disabilities and could potentially be a great choice for you or your child with disabilities. Before you make any...

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Grandparents Need to Plan with You

Grandparents Need to Plan with You

Estate planning is important for every member of your family. Good estate planning will ensure that you and your family members are protected against the uncertainty that can happen without an estate plan in place. Although you may have different goals, and different...

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