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What's the difference between elder law and estate planning?

Elder Law vs. Estate Planning: What’s the Difference?

By Andre O. McDonald |

The short answer: Both estate planning and elder law share similar concerns. The longer answer? The differences make all the difference.   Elder Law vs. Estate Planning: The Concerns are Similar   No matter what age we’re, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We can… Read More »

Tips for balancing caregiving with work responsibilities

How to Balance Caregiving with Your Work and Career

By Andre O. McDonald |

Providing care for a senior family member, particularly long-term care, can bring about lost wages and missed opportunities for the caregiver. A report by Genworth entitled Beyond Dollars 2018 shows that although statistically having to miss work to provide care is down 7% from 2015, overall 70% of caregivers still report missing work because of caregiving… Read More »

4 Common Power of Attorney Myths

4 Common Power of Attorney Myths

By Andre O. McDonald |

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It allows someone who you appoint (your agent) to make non-medical decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. If you have not appointed an agent then your friends and family may not have the… Read More »

How to have a conversation about end-of-life planning

3 Tips for Talking About End-of-Life Planning

By Andre O. McDonald |

No one wants to discuss death and dying. And yet, it’s a critical time in everyone’s life and one for which we know we need to prepare. While many people have the desire to share their wishes, something is preventing people from openly communicating with their families when it comes to end-of-life planning. As… Read More »

How to prevent elder financial abuse

Elder financial abuse and Medicaid: How are they related?

By Andre O. McDonald |

A major problem faces Americans as they grow older – Elder Financial Abuse. But did you know that there is a documented link between elder financial abuse and Medicaid denials?   What is Elder Financial Abuse? Elder financial abuse is a growing issue for Americans. Studies show that $2.9 Billion are lost every year… Read More »

Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease 101: What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

By Andre O. McDonald |

According to the Alzheimer Association, Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s; by 2050 this number could be as high as 16 million. In the United States, every 66… Read More »

New Elder Law Resource: Aging.gov

Aging.gov: A New Resource for Older Americans and Their Families

By Andre O. McDonald |

More than 10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every day according to Aging.gov (http://www.hhs.gov/aging/), a website launched by the Obama administration devoted to elder law issues. The goal of this website is to act as gateway for older Americans and their families, friends and caregivers to locate information about leading a healthy lifestyle,… Read More »

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