Lamkin Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cities Consider Restructuring Due to Increased Elderly Population http://lamkinelderlaw.com/cities-consider-restructuring-due-to-increased-elderly-population/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/cities-consider-restructuring-due-to-increased-elderly-population/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:52 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=818   While the nation’s senior citizen population has increased at a rapid pace over the past ten years, many elder issues have come to the forefront, including increased medical needs, social security discussion and nursing home debate. A recent report, led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), considered the growing elderly population […]

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Important Facts to Know About Nursing Homes and Guardianship http://lamkinelderlaw.com/important-facts-to-know-about-nursing-homes-and-guardianship/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/important-facts-to-know-about-nursing-homes-and-guardianship/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:32 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=827 It is less than common knowledge that nursing homes can file for guardianship of their residents to collect debts. However, this practice has increased ten-fold in recent years. In fact, studies show that up to two thirds of all guardianship proceedings nationwide are brought forth by a government entity or institution. Elderly and disabled nursing […]

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Flexibility is Needed For Long-Term Planning http://lamkinelderlaw.com/flexibility-is-needed-for-long-term-planning/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/flexibility-is-needed-for-long-term-planning/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:46 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=823   The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, wisely said, “change is the only constant in life.” In terms of long-term planning this is especially true. It is challenging enough to plan for next year, but when your plans involve the distant future (grandchildren and generations you may never meet) the possibility of change increases substantially. What makes […]

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June is National Safety Month http://lamkinelderlaw.com/june-is-national-safety-month/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/june-is-national-safety-month/#respond Sat, 06 Jun 2015 15:26:46 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=814   Every June, the National Safety Council recognizes the importance of safety education and awareness around the country with National Safety Month. Seniors should be especially aware of ways to protect their emotional well-being and physical health as they experience the physical shifts of aging. As the summer begins, many venture out into the sun […]

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How the Elderly Can Be Safe Drivers http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-the-elderly-can-be-safe-drivers/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-the-elderly-can-be-safe-drivers/#respond Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:16 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=786 The loss of a driver’s license can be devastating for seniors. That little plastic card has represented freedom and independence for the last 50, 60, or 70 years of their life. It is widely understood that driving abilities change as people get older, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it becomes dangerous. There are many […]

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When Your Elderly Parents Live With You http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-your-elderly-parents-live-with-you/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-your-elderly-parents-live-with-you/#respond Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=781 The decision to move an elderly parent into your home can be a difficult one, both emotionally and financially. However, a consultation with an elder care attorney may put your mind at ease about many of the uncertainties. Having an elderly parent live with you comes with additional expenses, but you don’t have to feel […]

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What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problems http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-we-can-learn-from-robin-williams-estate-problems/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-we-can-learn-from-robin-williams-estate-problems/#respond Tue, 12 May 2015 14:07:25 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=773 When a grieving family gets hit with unwelcome surprises, things can get ugly. The loss of a loved one is painful, but the process of fighting over sentimental and valuable estate items (from mother’s favorite tea cup to her million dollar beach house) can break the happiest of families in two. The consequences of inadequate […]

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May is Older Americans Month http://lamkinelderlaw.com/may-is-older-americans-month/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/may-is-older-americans-month/#respond Tue, 05 May 2015 15:18:39 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=777 You may have never heard of Older Americans Month, but this month-of-awareness has been around for over 50 years. Occurring every year during the month of May, Older Americans Month serves as a time to acknowledge the significance and contributions of our older citizens. At ceremonies, events, and fairs across the nation, we celebrate the […]

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When Should You Review Your Will? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-should-you-review-your-will/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-should-you-review-your-will/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:26 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=764 Creating a will is one of the most important steps in planning your estate to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Anyone over the age of 18 who has belongings they want to leave to someone should take the time to create a last will and testament. Your will should reflect changes […]

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Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parents http://lamkinelderlaw.com/having-the-tough-talk-with-your-aging-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/having-the-tough-talk-with-your-aging-parents/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:53 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=761 Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk too long, however, can delay the discussion until it is too late. If your parents become incapacitated and can no […]

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