• 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.

  • Common Misconceptions about Asset Protection

    What do people get wrong when they think about asset protection? Plenty, according to Steven Rubin, a Certified Elder Law Attorney and partner at Drazen Rubin Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Milford, Connecticut. In this article, Rubin talks about the top five misconceptions he encounters.

    #1: Asset protection = not spending money.

  • My Elder Care Story: Nancy Carman

    Many professionals who work in Life Care Planning Law Firms have been blessed with close relationships with elderly loved ones. Nancy Carman is no exception.

    She grew up in a family where five generations were alive and well. “I have a picture of my great-great grandmother holding me when I was a baby,” remembers Nancy, who works as an Elder Care Coordinator for Fendrick Morgan, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. “My dad is now 91. Those experiences played a big role in my decision to make working with older adults a career.”

  • Hot Weather Safety Tips

    People aged 65 years or older are especially prone to heat-related health problems. Why? Older adults don’t adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. Older adults are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat. They are also more likely to take prescription medicines that affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs.

  • Beware of Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction

    Pati Bedwell, an elder care coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in suburban Nashville, Tennessee, found out about POCD when it happened to her mother. It was a routine colonoscopy, but Pati’s mother was given a new medication with her anesthesia. “Mom jokingly told the nurse she wanted something so she’d forget she was there,” remembers Pati. “The nurse told Mom that the medication would help wipe her short-term memory, so she probably wouldn’t remember much of anything of the procedure. That sounded good to Mom.”