Am I Really “Old Enough” to Have a Durable Power of Attorney?

We increasingly find, and our clients tell us, that individuals postpone their estate planning because they do not consider themselves “old enough” to begin the process. In fact, estate planning attorneys can assist anyone over the age of eighteen. Starting to think about your estate planning needs […]

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5 Things to Consider When Approaching Your Aging Parent About Their Long-Term Care Needs

Change is difficult for everybody. But it may be even more so for older adults advancing into their later years. Merely talking about necessary changes can spark strong emotions. For example, discussing the prospect of moving an older parent out of the home to provide a more […]

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4 Ways to Help Seniors Learn and Benefit from Technology

It’s not just good manners to respect elders, but it’s also good reasoning. Elder adults by definition have seen more, experienced more and in most cases have more life wisdom than the rest of us. There’s nothing better than hearing stories with embedded lessons from seniors who […]

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A Summer Safety Prep Checklist for Seniors and Those with Disabilities

Across the nation storm season starts in the summer, and can last up to six-months. Storm season can contain intense fires, heavy rains, flooding and winds reaching upwards of 150 miles an hour. Sometimes the disaster can be limited to a town or region, other times it […]

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Is a Testamentary Trust Right for Your Family?

Many of our clients tell us that estate planning, at first, can be a challenging task. This is understandable. Effective estate planning requires you to carefully consider what will happen to your assets when you are no longer here to manage them and provide for your family. […]

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Ten Tips to Protect the Seniors You Love From Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can happen to anyone at any time. Older Americans are susceptible not only to scams but also becoming victims of abuse. Studies report that one in ten seniors will be abused during their lifetime. Further, it is reported that the majority of this abuse with […]

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Protecting California Seniors from Elder Exploitation Scams

Elder exploitation continues to be on the rise across America. It targets Older Americans as a generation with specific scams designed to emotionally manipulate them and cause them to take an intended action. “Older Americans” is a generational descriptive term that describes Americans over the age of […]

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How Do I Choose the Right Nursing Home for My Mom?

There is never a right time to start caring for an aging parent. The role of the caregiver can be difficult both emotionally and physically, and there may come a time when you cannot care for your parent on your own. Should this time come, you and […]

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Do You Know the Signs of Caregiver Burnout?

Family caregivers provide the majority of care for our elders in America. Although many of us take on the role of family caregiver eagerly to help our loved ones, it can be quite different than we initially expected. Most caregivers are unpaid, yet work much longer hours […]

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How to Choose the Right Decision Maker for You

Aging, serious illnesses and life-threatening accidents happen to everyone. The question is – are you prepared for them? One of the best ways to prepare for these situations is to plan early and have a trusted decision maker in place.  You want to select someone you trust […]

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