These Are The Responsibilities Of Your Trustee

You are being responsible, and you’ve decided to develop an estate plan. While you have been studying what’s included in creating one, you have landed on establishing living trusts. But what exactly is this and who should you appoint as a trustee? Put yourself in a better position to make the right decision by understanding what trust is and what a trustee does. Or perhaps you are here because you might become a Read More

Estate Planning After a Dementia Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s dementia is a disease that millions of Americans are living with, and its effects are felt by their loved ones as well. When someone you care about receives this diagnosis, it can be very difficult to process and accept.  Instead of focusing your attention on what you can’t control—the disease—shift your priorities to what you can. Look for ways you can take care of and support the people who are unable Read More

New Year’s Resolution: Why NOW is the Right Time to Start Planning

While it’s impossible to predict the future, one thing is for certain - If we don’t plan for it, life can be difficult for our loved ones when we pass away. This is why creating an estate plan is something we should do sooner rather than later. Many people hold off on creating an estate plan because they believe they don’t have a big enough estate or are simply too young to worry about things like wills and Read More

Five Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

According to Caregivers.org, there are 15.7 million adults across the United States who are taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. These conditions have no cure and the few medical treatments available can only control symptoms to a limited extent, so being there for your family member makes a huge difference in their quality of life. Although there are rewards, there are Read More

Noticing the Subtle Signs: Our Guide to Recognizing Early Indications of Dementia

It’s a diagnosis many dread and fear, but the truth is that when dementia touches you or a loved one, knowing as early as possible gives you the power to plan. At Elder Advisors Law, we urge our clients and their families to be on the lookout for signs of dementia, while also understanding dementia’s complexities and the reality that a little forgetfulness here and there isn’t necessarily cause for alarm. We hope Read More

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s and Capacity

Among the many challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is trying to get a sense of where they are in the progression of their disease and what that means. Caregivers know that there can be good days and bad days. This poses a challenge for assessing how best to interact with them as well as what level of oversight they need. It also poses a legal challenge: the issue of capacity.  “Legal Read More

Four Tips for Helping a Loved One Transition to Life in a Nursing Home

Maybe your elderly loved one has clear intentions of living independently. Or perhaps he or she lives with you and you’re happy to have them do so for as long as possible. In either of these scenarios, unfortunately, a health crisis can force you to reconsider. When living independently or with family becomes unsustainable for your loved one, these tips will help you ease their transition into life in a nursing Read More

Medicaid Asset Test Q&A

Here’s what happens to a lot of people: They don’t make a plan for how they will handle the high cost of living in a long term care facility, then when they end up needing long term care, they are told they must spend-down their life savings before turning to Medicaid for help. Luckily, there is a better way. Whether you’re years from ever needing long term care or that time is coming faster than you expected, you Read More

Top Four Estate Planning Considerations for Veterans

At Elder Advisors Law, we have the honor of serving many veterans who have bravely fought for our country over the years. Estate planning for veterans is different from estate planning for others because they have special resources available through the Department of Veteran Affairs that others do not. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at four of the top considerations that we have learned veterans need to keep in Read More

Four Medicare and Medicaid Myths

At Elder Advisors Law, we are committed not only to helping our clients with estate planning and asset protection, but also with educating the public about these subjects. Over the years, we’ve learned just how many misconceptions people have about managing their money as they age, especially when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid. That’s why in today’s blog post we’re busting some of the most common myths people Read More