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Why You Need a Power of Attorney Now More than Ever

It is beneficial for all seniors to create a detailed estate plan, regardless of how much money they have or what their family situation is like. Part of an effective estate plan is appointing a power of attorney, which is perhaps more important than ever now that we are in the midst of the COVID-19 […]

Baby Boomers Wield the Most Financial Power of Any Living Generation

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades, their influence will help to guide […]

Why It Is Important to Routinely Check Your Estate Plan

You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they’re still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That’s why we recommend that you consult us for an estate-plan check-up every five years […]

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s You Should Know

Identifying early signs of dementia may result in the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. There are signs an individual and the loved ones can look for that can help individuals and family members recognize the beginnings of dementia. If you have concerns about any of the following possibilities, encourage your […]

What You Should Know About the Changes of Long Term Insurance

Over the years, many people have purchased long term care (LTC) insurance to protect themselves against the rising costs of care in their final years. But lately, policy holders have seen their premiums rise and/or benefits decrease. Two of the largest LTC insurance companies, MetLife and Unum, recently appeared before the Florida insurance commissioner to […]

Keep Up-to-Date with Senior living trends in 2020

Health Dimensions Group (HDG ) has released its list for 2020 entitled “Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes.” As the silver tsunami of baby boomers continues to enter the senior living and care organizations markets, the general response has been uncertainty as to how to meet changing and varied senior needs while […]

How to Successfully Travel with Disabilities

Traveling with disabilities or accessible traveling can seem, for some, like an overwhelming task with so many extra considerations. However, it doesn’t have to be if the right research, planning, and preparations are done ahead of time. There are even travel agencies that specialize in disabled travel. The most important thing is to be prepared. […]

Special Technology for Dementia Patients

The increasing number of seniors and near-seniors experiencing dementia in the United States is on a rapid rise, and these individuals bring with them a rising need for special technology, as well. A hallmark of cognitive decline is a long pre-clinical phase followed by an actual medical diagnosis that progresses from early to middle and […]

Isolation Could Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse

As some of the most vulnerable Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults are staying at home to lower their risk of infection as the coronavirus spreads throughout communities. The American Bar Association (ABA) reports that an unfortunate outgrowth from this isolation is an increase in risk factors for elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Senior […]

How a Good Family Connection is Part of Health Aging

One cannot overstate the importance of family presence in a senior’s life. Family creates a consistent social network and connection that directly impacts the senior’s overall quality of life. Prioritizing family relationships provides continuity as a senior experiences change in their social network. Friends may change, become ill and unavailable, or even pass away, but […]