Getting On The Same Page With Your Care Team

There are often situations in which an older person needs the services of an attorney and medical professionals. A recent article in Bifocal, a publication of the American Bar Association, highlighted six scenarios in which such a collaboration would be beneficial to the older patient-client’s well-being, as well as the professionals. Decisional Capacity Issues When […]

Understanding the Importance and Implications of Guardianships and Conservatorships

Often in estate planning, attorneys present the idea of guardianship and/or conservatorship as a bad thing – something to be avoided. In a perfect world, we could move through our lives from cradle to grave without such things as guardianships and conservatorships. But in order to achieve this perfect world, we have to do advance […]

The Affordable Care Act: How It Impacts Our Senior Population

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has been the subject of many heated debates and a cause for some confusion among most of the population.  In order to assist you in serving your senior clientele, this issue of the ElderCounselorTM will attempt to shed some light on how the law affects the […]

The Staggering Costs of Dementia

>Most of us know of someone who has been diagnosed with dementia. It is a costly, heart-breaking and life-altering syndrome that is nearly doubling in numbers of people affected worldwide every 20 years[1]. Dementia has affected the likes of Norman Rockwell, E.B. White, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan, Charles Bronson, Margaret Thatcher and many […]