Dementia Patients Have New Technology for Care

Dementia Patients Have New Technology for Care

The increasing number of seniors and near-seniors experiencing dementia in the United States is on a rapid rise. A hallmark of cognitive decline is a long pre-clinical phase followed by an actual medical diagnosis that progresses from early to middle and late-stage...

Medicare, Medicaid, and Alphabet Soup

Many people confuse Medicare and Medicaid. And why not? The words are similar, and both are government programs that have to do with health care. However, the programs are very different. A proper understanding of these two programs is necessary to make sure that you...
Protecting Your Voting Rights with a Power of Attorney

Protecting Your Voting Rights with a Power of Attorney

Your right to vote is a fundamental lynchpin of what it means to be a citizen – yet you could lose your right if you become a ward in a guardianship. Having a strong power of attorney is essential to avoid that drastic, but little-known, consequence. A power of...
Does Your Power of Attorney Cover All Your Bases?

Does Your Power of Attorney Cover All Your Bases?

Powerful “power of attorney” (POA) documents are essential, if there ever comes a time when you or your elder become unable to manage your finances or make health-care decisions. Beware if you rely only on POAs that hospitals provide, or that you have pulled off the...
What’s the Difference Between Estate Planning and Elder Law?

What’s the Difference Between Estate Planning and Elder Law?

The short answer: Both share similar concerns. The longer answer? The differences make all the difference. The Concerns are Similar No matter what age we’re in, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We can get into accidents,...
How to Age Well While Saving Money

How to Age Well While Saving Money

Your senior years should not be plagued with money woes. The stress that money problems bring not only ruins your aging experience but can also be disastrous to your health. Rising health care costs and your increased need for health care can add up to big bills that...