Behind the Scenes: Life as a Paralegal

Any elder law firm that offers Life Care Planning relies on a team of legal and non-legal professionals who work together to support and guide families during an elderly loved one’s long-term care journey. What role do paralegals play in the process?

To answer this question, we consulted Lisa Sparks, a paralegal at Kimbrough Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm with offices in Athens and Gainesville, Georgia.

Nurses in Life Care Planning Law Firms

Elder care coordinators can come from many different backgrounds. Social work, public health, and healthcare are just a few fields that produce top-notch elder care coordinators. One of the most powerful skill combinations happens when a person with a Registered Nursing background steps into the role.

Facts about Falls

Anyone can fall. But not everyone has to. It’s especially true for older adults. Falls are extremely common.

The facts are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Participating in Alzheimer and Dementia Clinical Trials

Research on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is taking place all over the United States. There are two broad categories of research: pharmacological (drug) and non-pharmacological (non-drug). The goal of research is to discover a cure for the disease and to improve treatment options. There is also a focus on research that will help people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias experience a better quality of life. Research that examines the impact of being a caregiver to a person with dementia, and how to reduce the stress of caregiving is also being conducted.

Planning Ahead: Irrevocable vs Revocable Trusts

Is a trust right for your situation? It’s a common question. Anyone starting to think ahead to their own—or a family member’s—potential long-term care journey may be wondering if they should look into setting up a trust.

Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of an Elder Law Attorney

Though no two days are exactly alike for attorneys leading Life Care Planning Law Firms, they tend to settle into a general rhythm. That’s how it is for Mary Kay Furiasse, an attorney and founder of A/Z Health & Elder Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Warrenville, Illinois.

The Latest Scams Targeting Seniors

Who’s scamming who? For Bridget Lyman it’s all in a day’s work. Bridget works as an Elder Care Coordinator at Gilsoul & Associates, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Shreveport, Louisiana, and has worked as an advocate for seniors for more than thirty years.

Public Benefits 101: Retirement Accounts

When it comes to qualifying for Medicaid, few things are simple or straightforward. Every state has its own way of managing this important public benefit program. The way Medicaid evaluates retirement accounts during the qualification process is no exception.

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