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“ People in Japan are combining care sensors and robots to keep a nurturing, watchful eye on their older loved ones.“ Experts in Japan are using robots to care for older adults, so it is only a matter of time before these electronic companions hit the American shores. The Japanese... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Managing a senior’s drugs can get complicated, since some must be taken in the morning or at bedtime, on an empty stomach or after eating. Others cannot be taken in combination with other things, like grapefruit juice or other drugs.” If your older relative lives independently, you might worry about... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Although it might feel as if you are prying, you need to know a great deal of information about the person to whom you will entrust the safety and well-being of your aging loved one.” When interviewing candidates to serve as a caregiver for your loved one, it's hard to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“You can reduce the amount you pay for long-term care significantly, by adjusting the services the facility provides.” Retirement communities are expensive, so it makes sense to choose a facility that does not make you pay for services and amenities you will not use. You would not knowingly agree to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Most of us do not have several thousand dollars of excess income every month, when we are retired. An assisted living center, however, eliminates several of your ongoing costs.” People often experience sticker shock, when they discover how much it will cost to move into an assisted living facility. Many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“The longer your parent can stay physically fit and mentally sharp, the better his odds are of not having to rely on others.” Losing independence is one of the top fears of aging adults. It seems as if one day, you cannot wait to drive, and the next day, you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Getting your aging parent engaged socially can prevent depression, increase his happiness, improve his health and make your relationship more pleasant.” Many aging Americans are lonely. If your parent is divorced, widowed or single after the age of 65, she might feel isolated and alone. If she is living with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Many casinos are going out of their way to attract seniors, offering entertainment and special perks that target the older demographic.” When retired, a trip to the casino can be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Whether it is 100 degrees outside or a blizzard, the temperature is always... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“What many people do not realize, is that perfectly healthy people can use a power of attorney document to give others the legal authority to take care of their financial matters, so they can do other things.” A financial power of attorney instrument is a little like an adult version... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“If you are a “people person,” you might enjoy having someone around all the time, but if going to the grocery store makes you want to throttle someone, reconsider taking in a boarder.” Many seniors rent a room to a boarder to generate a little extra income. Some feel safer,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“You might be amazed at how many senior discounts are out there for the taking. Many places do not post their senior discounts, but if you ask them, they will give you the “secret” discount.” So, you are looking for ways to make ends meet on your fixed income now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Serving in the Peace Corps after the age of 50, can be one of the greatest, most fulfilling experiences of your life.” Although the Peace Corps used to be only for kids fresh out of college, the agency now sees the value of more mature volunteers. If you have always... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
“Crimes against seniors are on the rise, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming victims.” Unfortunately, some criminals target older Americans. Crimes against seniors are on the rise, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and your loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“You might be surprised to find out some of the services and goods you can get through Medicare.” People on Medicare often wish it covered more things, like routine dental care, vision, and hearing expenses. You probably know the “mainstream” things that Medicare covers. Part A helps to pay for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“When two people have built a life together, it can be hard for the survivor to imagine being alone.” Just like taxes, we all know that death is inevitable, but that knowledge does not make it easy when one of your elderly parents dies and leaves the other behind. When... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Prejudice against aging Americans can take two forms – abuse or discrimination.” Although elders are respected and revered in some other cultures, they do not enjoy this favored treatment in America. Many people think it is acceptable to treat people differently because of their age in ways that would spark... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Although there are more options now for building financial security for your golden years rather than being dependent on someone else and hoping for the best, the financial side is only the tip of the iceberg if you want to live comfortably and enjoy retirement without a spouse or children.”... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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What Happens When an Elderly Person Becomes Incapacitated “Your local elder law attorney can help you protect yourself and your loved ones from having to settle for a court-appointed total stranger as guardian.” When an older adult loses the ability to take care of himself, make or communicate decisions, or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“There is good reason for older Americans to worry about whether they will have enough money, after they stop working.” “An aging specialist can walk through your home and recommend modifications that can make it possible for you to continue living in your home, also called “aging in place.” You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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Many people do not think about how much money they will need when they stop working, until they are about to retire. It is easy to avoid thinking about the subject, when you see financial services companies advertise that you need millions of dollars for retirement. For people who earned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“These tips can help your aging loved one enjoy the golden years safe from fall injuries.” Falling is one of the top fears of seniors. Since an injury from a fall can take away the aging adult’s independence, this is a valid concern. According to the National Council on Aging,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Visit at least three facilities, talk with people whose parents are in specialized care and observe how happy and active residents and staff seem to be at the centers.” When your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other memory issues needs long-term care, you should not move them into a nursing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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Your claim for compensation must go through multiple steps at the Veterans Administration (VA). Many applications get bounced back to previous stages more than once. There is a backlog of claims at the VA, so you are probably wondering, how long does it take for the VA to process a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Original Medicare will pay a portion of your costs to receive skilled nursing care at a qualifying facility for a limited number of days.” Medicare has limited coverage for nursing home care, and even if you qualify, they will only help pay for a short stay. If you find yourself... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“You need to choose among three broad categories of Medicare plans and then fine-tune your selections within some of those groups.” If you are new to Medicare, you might be overwhelmed with the many choices available. Medicare has several parts, and each part covers different expenses. It's hard to make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey