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What to Know about Coronavirus and People with Disabilities

COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, mainly affects those over the age of 60 or those with a known health condition – including disabilities. Now, not everyone with a disability is affected by this virus, and many individuals with disabilities will recover even after contracting it. However, it is important to know which disabilities put family members at...

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Infection Control Lapses in Nursing Homes

The recent COVID-19 pandemic attacking the United States and countries around the world has certainly tested the healthcare system, but it has also highlighted major flaws when it comes to infection control. It all began in Washington at a single nursing home, but that state is not alone. Multiple nursing homes across the country have had outbreaks that show...

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What You Should Know about Respite Care

Respite care is a form of temporary care that gives family members or primary caregivers a break. Respite care might be used when a primary caregiver is out of town, ill, or just needs a day to run errands. Whether you are considering respite care for yourself or a loved one, it is important to understand the type of...

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What Does Guardianship of an Elderly Parent Mean?

Elderly guardianship occurs when the court appoints one individual to care for an elderly party who can no longer care for themselves. The guardian will then assume duties and responsibilities for that elderly person. The individual appointed does not always have to be a family member, but usually a family member is appointed for this role. When Would an...

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What Is the Difference between Elder Law and Estate Planning?

Most people use the terms “estate planning” and “elder law” interchangeably. If you find yourself curious whether they are the same or not, you are not alone. Estate planning deals mostly with helping plan for disability, death, and taxes. The purpose of estate planning is to make sure loved ones receive their inheritance and are taken care of after...

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When Does Medicare Cover Nursing Home Costs?

When and how long Medicare covers nursing home costs will vary, but understanding how your benefits work and when they kick in is critical when you require nursing home care. Most seniors will reach a point where they need nursing home or long-term care. Sometimes, it is only after an illness or accident, while other times the situation is...

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A Guide to Picking Nursing Homes and How to Pay for Them

Whether you are looking for nursing homes for yourself, a spouse, or an aging loved one, it is imperative that you do your research first. Nursing homes are plentiful, but not all of them offer the same care that you would expect. By understanding the basics to include in your search, you can narrow down the list of choices...

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Common Mistakes Made by Executors and How to Avoid Them

The job of being an estate’s executor is not an easy one. This is why, when you designate someone, you do so with extra care. You pick someone organized, efficient, and mentally ready for the job ahead. Whether you are working to pick an executor or you were named the executor of an estate, there is much to still...

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5 Trending Topics in Elder Law to Know Today

More baby boomers are hitting 65 each day and will continue to do so into 2030. Therefore, the issues surrounding elder law are becoming more mainstream, especially as more enter or head toward retirement and start looking at the facts. From Medicare to long-term care coverage to Social Security, there is a lot to know about elder law. Naturally,...

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3 Big Issues an Elder Law Attorney Can Help Resolve

An elder law attorney serves as your advocate and also your family’s guide. This area of the law specializes in the unique range of financial and legal matters older adults face, including everything from health care planning to long-term care to guardianship and estate planning. An elder law attorney is a specialist because they focus specifically on the issues...

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