• 15 Essential Items in Emergency Preparedness Kits for Seniors

    When a disaster strikes, life can change in an instant. Here are 15 essential items to include when making an emergency preparedness kit for a senior.

    In an emergency, the life of your family can change in an instant. There are some precautions you need to take to prepare your family, including elderly loved ones, for a disaster. If you have an elderly loved one living with you or have an aging relative who lives alone, it’s important to make an emergency preparedness kit.

    If you’re making an emergency kit for a senior in your life, include these items:

  • How to Prepare the Elderly for a Natural Disaster

    Are you wondering how to prepare the elderly for a natural disaster or emergency? Have a plan in place to make sure that your senior is ready in case disaster strikes.

    Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, affect thousands of people each year. In addition to a supply of food, water and a first aid kit, there are some additional precautions to take when preparing a senior citizen for a natural disaster or emergency. Before an emergency, have a plan in place to make sure that your senior is ready in case disaster strikes.

  • Estate Planning: Helping Seniors Make Critical Decisions

    It’s important to take steps at an early age to protect yourself, your family, and your finances. Estate planning is an important tool to help seniors make critical decisions.

    While forgetful moments can simply be the result of the natural aging process, they may also be the sign of sleeplessness, depression, and other ailments, such as dementia. Often, minor memory lapses that often happen with age are not always the sign of a serious neurological disorder. However, non-dementia memory loss can still be worrisome and can negatively affect the capacity to make critical decisions.

  • Preparing Your Family for an Elderly Parent Moving In

    Moving an aging parent into your home may be an easy option for some families, but it has become more complicated for others. Here are some ways in preparing your family for an elderly parent moving in.

    Everyone reaches a time in their lives where they need to rely on someone to help take care of them. Depending on each specific situation, this could mean moving a loved one into an assisted living community or moving him or her into your home.

  • Protecting Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs

    By restructuring your assets, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid nursing home benefits. Read these tips for protecting your assets from nursing home costs.

    Did you know that almost 70 percent of seniors will need long-term care assistance at some point in his or her life? Illnesses, disabilities, or a severe cognitive impairment, like dementia, often keeps people from living independently. Because of this, many seniors need help with basic self-care tasks.

  • Take the Mystery Out of Wills - Hire An Elder Law Attorney

    Are you looking to secure a stable financial future for your loved ones? An elder law attorney can help take the mystery out of wills and estate planning.

    Planning for your family's financial future and security is important in today's world. Too often, we hear about the loss of a colleague or friend from an accident or sudden illness. Without a will in place, a family can be left without knowing the final wishes of a loved one.  With a will, you have increased peace of mind from knowing that you have created a plan to protect and provide for your family.

  • Why is Estate Planning So Important?

    Why is estate planning so important? Even if you have a small estate, estate planning allows money and property to be distributed according to your final wishes.

    Your assets include any real estate you own, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, personal property, and retirement accounts; and bank accounts. What happens to your assets when you pass away? You may think that these items automatically stay with your family. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you die without a valid will in place, the state may divvy up your assets according to local laws.

  • Respecting an Elder Who Has Dementia

    Respecting an elder who has dementia may be a challenge as memory, judgment, and abilities deteriorate. However, this is when he or she needs your respect and patience the most.