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Elder Law

What is elder law?

As its name implies, elder law is the branch of law that deals with any of the issues you face as an older adult. FindLaw explains that, for instance, elder law includes such things as the following: Estate planning Health care planning Elder abuse and injury Elder...

What is a five-year lookback?

If you or a loved one are beginning a medicare planning process, you may hear the term five-year lookback. Understanding what that is and how to prepare for it is a serious concern when discussing your long-term care plans. To begin to understand the five-year...

What can you do when your parent refuses care?

As your parents age, they may need more help with their daily tasks or even need more intensive care. While you want to ensure they have the assistance they need, you have to remember they are adults who have the right to choose what happens with their care. This can...

What should you do if Medicaid denies you?

If you are trying to plan for the future, you may be considering Medicaid. This health insurance program can do wonders for people who need financial help, and in some cases, it is easy to enroll. But what if you find a denial letter in your mailbox or the program...

What is undue influence?

As loved ones age, it is important to ensure they get the attention and care they deserve, especially as they go through the process of managing, reviewing and updating their estate plan and all associated documents. Unfortunately, as a loved one ages, other people...

Adults may require guardians for financial or health matters

Court-appointed or chosen guardians may assist adults with physical or mental disabilities. Their assistance may include making financial or personal decisions. As noted on the Florida Courts' website, the court may establish legal guardianship when an individual...

Does Florida Medicaid cover aid for elderly individuals?

The National Council on Aging reports that approximately 92% of elderly individuals suffer from at least one chronic illness, with 77% having at least two. According to the Administration for Community Living, 19% of older people aged 65 and up admitted to an...

What are the signs of elder abuse?

As people age and enter their senior years, they may become vulnerable to different types of abuse; however, one type that is seldom reported is financial manipulation. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, fewer than 2% of these types of abuse...