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“These tips can protect your older loved one from holiday scammers.” Tis the season to rip off Grandma. Con artists kick into high gear during the holidays, often targeting vulnerable elders. Talk with your older relatives to warn them about these rip-offs and give them strategies for what to do.... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“It can be hard to remember where all the money went, when you face the credit card bills in January’s cold light.” While you were still working, you could shrug off holiday splurges because you knew you could work overtime or side gigs after the new year to pay off... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Following these tips can help you to enjoy the holidays on your terms and with less stress.” You treasure the time you get to spend with your extended family during the holidays. However, you wish it did not leave you feeling exhausted and longing for January. You can have the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“Medicaid is the safety net that can provide needed medical care for seniors, who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicare.” If you have an older relative or friend without health insurance, you might wonder if Medicaid could meet her need for coverage. Going without health insurance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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“These schemes only work, because the con artists trick people. The best way to avoid being a victim, is to be aware and prepared.” Every time you turn around, con artists have devised a new way to trick people out of their hard-earned money. These scammers love to target seniors,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey
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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 Sep 14, 2018 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 Sep 13, 2018 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