She Got Her Will on the Internet - A Horror Story

By Lisa Hostetler Brown, CELA

You can have crappy estate planning documents you got off the internet and think you’re all set. It’s after you’re dead that the problems start. Litigation is the only solution.

Right now, I'm tens of thousands of dollars into an estate litigation case that is a classic story of what can go wrong when you get documents online.

How to Shorten the Elder Care Crisis

By Franklin Drazen, CELA

Many people who call my office are in the midst of an elder care crisis, but they can’t see it.

What is an elder care crisis? It’s what happens when the older adult has a problem that throws the family into chaos. It could be a medical event, a fall, an accident, a car wreck, or something else.

For these families, the elder care crisis isn’t a special event. It’s an everyday occurrence.

Get Ready for Hot Weather!

If you’re caring for elderly loved ones, it’s important to know the facts about heat-related illnesses.

People aged 65 and older are more prone to heat stress than younger people. Older people don’t adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat, and they are more likely to take prescription medicines that impair the body's ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibit perspiration.

Will Your Advance Directive Be Ignored?

If you go to the trouble to create an Advance Directive, is there a chance that the document will be overlooked or even ignored by time-pressed healthcare professionals?

It’s possible.

Do Elder Care Coordinators Provide Care?

Not everyone understands what an elder care coordinator in a Life Care Planning Law Firm does. One of the biggest misconceptions involves the role the elder care coordinator plays in the delivery of care to an older adult. Steven Rubin, a Certified Elder Law Attorney and partner at Drazen Rubin Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Milford, Connecticut, sees this confusion all the time.

Journey to Life Care Planning – Michelle DeFelice

By Michelle DeFelice

I always wanted to work with the elderly. Growing up, I had a very close relationship with my grandparents, and I could see how our nation’s healthcare system isn’t so easy to navigate, especially for older people. I could see that if they don’t have someone to advocate for them, they were often mistreated. It was an infuriating thing to watch.

But I Only Need a Will

By Lisa Hostetler Brown, CELA

I see people in my office every day who think they know what they need. They saw a video on YouTube, they read an article online, or they saw a commercial. They come to my office and tell me what they want me to do for them.

Are these people wrong for thinking they know what they need?

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