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Protecting Those Close to You

Now especially, it is crucial to be prepared if you or someone in your family gets so sick they can’t make decisions about health care or finances. Banks, insurance companies, and medical providers will not listen to what another person says about what you need, not without up-to-date legal documents. But how are you, or […]

Coronavirus-Related Elder Scams You Should Know About

At Alatsas Law Firm, it saddens and sickens us when ill-spirited people take advantage of the elderly and try to con older adults out of money and other resources. This is especially troubling when many seniors are feeling afraid and uncertain about their futures, such as during this coronavirus pandemic that we are all living […]

Keeping Mentally Sound in These Stressful Times

Many of us are facing unprecedented challenges during this coronavirus crisis in America, and it has increased anxiety and fear levels in all of us. The reactive part of your brain called the amygdala, a human physiological response when faced with fear, takes control of your actions, and you enter what is known as the […]

Medicare in Danger of Running Out of Funds

The Board of Trustees for Medicare release a report to Congress every year outlining the financial performance and outlook of the Medicare trust fund. The Board of Trustees released the report for 2018 on June 5 and it contains a bleak outlook for the future of Medicare. Medicare is the second-largest social insurance program in […]

Now is a Great Time to Start Exercising

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its latest findings addressing healthy exercise guidelines for older adults. The overall conclusion is that all aging adults should include aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises as well as add balance training. The authors of the study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) […]

How to Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe During the Coronavirus

We are living in uncertain and unsettling times, especially if you are an older adult or have a beloved senior in your life. Much of the research about coronavirus suggests that the elderly are at a heightened risk, regardless of whether seniors live at home or at a nursing home or assisted living facility. At […]

How Baby Boomers Will Thrive in This Decade

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 […]

Medicare Patients Struggle to Afford Home Health Care

All across the US, there is a new refrain spoken by Medicare home health providers, including occupational, speech, and physical therapists, social services, as well as intermittent skilled nurses: “Your husband (or whomever) is not going to get better, so we will have to discontinue our services as Medicare will not pay for it.” Termination […]

Rising Number of Seniors Continuing Care at Home

Decades ago in America, it was prevalent that extended family members lived near to one another, providing a system of general support and care for the family young and old. Now many families live far out of reach from the daily lives of their elderly parents save for the internet and internet of things allowing […]

Hybrid Policies May Help Your Long-Term Care Needs

You have probably heard about the astronomical costs of nursing-home care if you become seriously ill or injured. You might also know that Medicare would cover only a minimal amount of those costs. Private insurance doesn’t seem like a good bet either if you’ve heard horror stories about skyrocketing premium costs and difficulties in even […]