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Why Estate Planning

Why does anyone need an estate plan?  We all have some idea of what should happen to our stuff after we die.  A lot of people think "just let my spouse or kids have my stuff when I die." Some people think "I really don't have anything to leave behind."  Others figure that they will

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August 22nd, 2017|

OASIS STUDY

Antipsychotic drugs are known to have a number of severe side-effects, but they carry even greater risks for the elderly and those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, antipsychotic drugs continue to be used as first-line treatments for the control of challenging behaviors in elderly patients. A 2015 study in JAMA Psychiatry found that elderly patients prescribed

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June 23rd, 2017|

Long Term Care Facilities

Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) which include nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities, provide medical and personal care services to people who are unable to manage independently in the community. Over 5 million Americans are admitted to or reside in LTCFs each year. Data about infections in LTCFs are limited, but it

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June 23rd, 2017|

How Long Should the Nursing Home Charge After the Resident Has Died

How Long Should a Care Facility Charge After a Patient Dies? Authorities in the United Kingdom have launched an investigation after learning that some care homes are charging families for weeks after the death of an elderly relative. Some families have complained that they were charged for the time it took to rent the room

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June 7th, 2017|

Financial Challenges for Seniors and How to Fight Back

Most of us look forward to a retirement filled with leisure and relaxation, but many older Americans are facing financial difficulties that are destroying their retirement dreams. One article addressed some of seniors’ biggest financial challenges and what they can do to fight back. What follows is a summary of the article. Historically Low Interest Rates For

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June 7th, 2017|

An Alzheimers Tsunami is Coming

Warning: An Alzheimer's Tsunami is Coming and We Must Prepare That’s the message from Andrew Tisch, chairman of Loews Corporation, co-founder of the political reform group No Labels, and Vice Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. In a recent article, Mr. Tisch describes how we are unprepared for the enormous costs we will soon

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April 21st, 2017|

Are Your Grandchildren in your Will

Are Your Grandchildren in Your Will? Five Thoughts to Consider As an estate planning attorney, when I meet with clients it is always amazing how much grandparents will do for their grandchildren. Grandchildren seem to hold a special place in our hearts. Often as we get a little older and our grandchildren come along, so

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November 30th, 2016|

Why New Parents Need to Think About a Will

One More Thing New Parents Need to Know About: Wills As a new parent, you have a lot on your mind, including your baby’s future. You are probably thinking about all the wonderful times you will have with your child as you grow older together and you are at the beginning of a great new

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October 11th, 2016|

Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous

Estate Planning Faux Pa’s of the Rich and Famous Another version of failing to plan that equals planning to fail. The number of rich and famous people who fail to plan or have inadequate plans for their estates are too numerous to mention: 1.Graucho Marx Groucho Marx had a will, however he did not have

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October 3rd, 2016|

What to do with digital stuff?

We’ve All Got Lots of Stuff: Now There is Digital Stuff When families prepare an estate plan and I ask for lists of property, very few remember to consider their digital stuff. If you haven’t considered these assets don’t worry – it is not that big of a deal,bur you need to correct it. What

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September 27th, 2016|