Perils of Estate Planning with Online Forms

The internet has changed many things in our society, including estate planning. Google the term “estate planning documents” and you will get nearly 200 million search results, many of them from companies who offer downloadable documents at low prices. This may seem like a great deal for the average consumer. But is it?

Life Care Planning vs. Traditional Elder Law

What is elder law? What is Life Care Planning? How do they compare? One of the best ways to answer that question is to talk to someone who has worked under both law practice models, someone like Jason Penrod, an attorney at Family Elder Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Lakeland, Florida.

Caregivers on the Edge

If you’re one of the 40 million people in this country who are caring for older relatives, have you ever felt like you just can’t do it anymore…but then you keep going? If the answer is yes, you’re probably flirting with caregiver burnout. What are the signs and symptoms of burnout? Carolyn Northrop can answer this question. An elder care coordinator at Strohschein Law Group, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in St. Charles, Illinois, Carolyn says that caregivers on the verge of burnout often show these signs:

Making the Most of Care Plan Meetings – Part 1

Nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other long-term facilities that accept Medicaid and Medicare must abide by federal laws governing residents’ rights . One of those rights involves creating a Care Plan for the resident. Federal law provides that, to the extent possible, the resident, the resident’s family, and the resident’s healthcare designee should participate in the development of the Care Plan.

Do You Know a Blue Water Navy Veteran?

Did someone you love serve in Vietnam? If so, you’ll want to keep reading, especially if your loved one was among the estimated 90,000 veterans who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam.

It took 50 years for Blue Water Navy veterans to receive disability compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 gave these service men and women the compensation they deserved, extending disability benefits covering medical conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure to those who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam.

Too Stubborn for a Life Care Plan

Physically unwell but mentally sound seniors have been refusing to accept guidance from younger family members for millennia. What happens when the younger family caregiver happens to be an attorney in a Life Care Planning Law Firm? We posed this question to Julia Price, a VA accredited attorney at Elder Law of East Tennessee, a Life Care Planning Law Firm with offices in Knoxville and Johnson City, Tennessee.

Journey to Life Care Planning – Rachel Truhlsen

For attorney Rachel Truhlsen, law is second nature.

Rachel, founder of Truhlsen Elder Care Law of Nebraska, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Blair, Nebraska, has been in and around law since she was a teenager. “I grew up in Omaha in a neighborhood with four attorneys living on the same block,” she remembered. “When I turned 16, one of them invited me to do some clerical work and that's when I first became exposed to the practice of law.”

Are You an Unconscious Caregiver?

If you’re providing care on a regular basis for elderly loved ones, are you doing it on autopilot?

Many of us are.

Chances are good that you have an unconscious program running in the deepest recesses of your brain that’s telling you what to think, feel, and do as a caregiver.

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