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How Old Do You Have to Be to Get Medicare?

July 11, 2024 If you are approaching retirement, you may worry about paying for medical expenses once you leave the workforce. The good news is the United States has a health insurance program for individuals 65 and older. The program is called Medicare. Read on to learn more about it….

Nursing Home Eviction After You’ve Been in the Hospital

July 9, 2024 Nursing home evictions are a significant problem in the United States. Between staffing issues and the rising need for long-term care services, overburdened facilities often attempt to evict residents for the wrong reasons. Many people, especially seniors, are unaware of their rights and don’t know who to…

Report Shows Spectrum of Needs Among Older Americans

July 5, 2024 Understanding the nation’s latest data on older adults can aid policymakers and advocates for those 65 and older in responding more effectively to this population’s unique needs, while also helping seniors and their families plan for the future. Each year, the Administration on Aging (AoA) releases its…

Can Nursing Homes Charge Family Members for Resident’s Care?

June 19, 2024 If your loved one is entering a nursing home, you may worry whether you could be liable for their care. Under federal law, a facility cannot require a family member or friend to co-sign an admission agreement and take on personal liability. However, nursing homes around the…

When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

June 5, 2024 Once you’ve created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date. You will need to revisit your plan after certain key life events, including marriage, the birth of children, divorce or the death of a spouse, and a significant increase or decrease in…

What You Should Know About the Medicare Tax

June 3, 2024 You may have seen the Medicare tax listed on your paycheck stubs or on your income tax return filings and wondered what it is. To learn more about what it is and what it pays for, continue reading. What is Medicare Tax?Medicare is a federal public benefits…

In-Home Senior Care Technology and Elder Law

May 29, 2024 Advances in self-monitoring medical devices, telehealth, and smart homes are allowing many aging Americans to remain at home longer and more safely. You may be a senior looking to stay in your current residence rather than move to a nursing home. Or perhaps you have an aging…

The “Juice” and an Executor’s Duties

May 9, 2024 The recent death of Orenthal James (“O.J.”) Simpson brought back some interesting memories. I recalled the media’s fascination with the “Trial of the Century” starring O.J., himself, the “Dream Team” of lawyers representing him, and the victims, his beautiful ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson (“Nicole”), and her friend,…

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

May 5, 2024 Research shows that roughly one in seven adults aged 65 or older will need long-term care at some point in their later years. Meanwhile, tens of millions of Baby Boomers in the United States are growing older and living longer. It seems inevitable, then, that the future…

Elder Financial Abuse: How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

April 8, 2024 Elder financial abuse is a significant issue affecting many older adults nationwide. It involves someone exploiting or misusing an older person’s finances or assets for personal gain. Often, the perpetrator is in a position of trust, be it a family member, abusive partner, or paid caregiver. Recovering…