As the older population in the United States has increased in recent years, legal issues related to the elderly and to those who care for them have taken on heightened importance. Given that elder law is such a relatively new area of the law though, you may not even recognize that you need an elder law attorney when you have a legal issue. To help you understand when you might need one, a Vero … [Read more...] about How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help Me?
In today’s electronics culture, just about everyone owns a cellphone, tablet, or laptop computer on which they spend a good deal of time on various social media platforms. For grandparents, their best (and sometimes only) opportunity to find out what is going on in a grandchild’s life is through that grandchild’s posts on social media. The problem with that is that it isn’t only the grandkids who … [Read more...] about Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe in the Age of Social Media
As we age, so do our parents. It can be difficult to watch our parents experience the physical and mental deterioration that accompanies the natural aging process. Naturally, we all want to do something to help – but how do we do that without appearing to interfere? A Vero Beach elder law attorney at Kulas & Crawford discusses ways to help you with your aging parents. Worry and Denial Your … [Read more...] about How Can I Help My Aging Parents?
As the elderly population in the United States continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, the need for caregivers for the elderly has also experienced a corresponding increase. Oftentimes, family members or close friends offer to provide care to an elderly individual without expecting payment for that care. If you are one of those caregivers, it is important that you acknowledge the impact your … [Read more...] about Tips for Caregivers
Over the last several months, the United States economy has been hit hard as a result of battling the Covid-19 pandemic. Unemployment has been at a record high due to job losses caused by mandatory shut-down orders across the country. As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) passed into law in late March, most taxpayers have received, or will receive, a … [Read more...] about Stimulus Checks and Nursing Homes
The holidays are supposed to be a time of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Unfortunately, they are also a favorite time of year for scam artists – and seniors are often targeted. To help you keep your elderly loved ones safe during the holidays, a Vero Beach elder law attorney at Kulas & Crawford explains some common holiday scams. Gift Card Sale Scam When you don’t know what to buy … [Read more...] about Keeping Seniors Safe from Predators during the Holidays
Each year, during the month of May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) sponsors the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. Every year there is a new theme for Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme -- Connect, Create, Contribute -- encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in … [Read more...] about Older Americans Month Is an Excellent Time to Update Your Estate Plan
Very few of us can get by for very long without regular income. While we may try to save for the proverbial “rainy day,” a lengthy period of incapacity can wipe out a rainy day fund in no time. Furthermore, your odds of experiencing that period of incapacity are likely higher than you realize. While the odds of becoming incapacitated do increase with age, one in five Americans will experience a … [Read more...] about What Is the Difference between SSI and SSDI?
Veterans, and their dependents, are entitled to a number of benefits and qualify for numerous assistance programs as a result of their service. One program that can help veterans and their spouses put off the need to move to long-term care is the Veterans Aid & Attendance program. The VA&A program is not a well-known program; however, the benefits it provides can make a huge difference to … [Read more...] about Veterans Aid & Attendance Program Announces Changes
Sadly, elder abuse is a growing problem in the United States, and a problem that can impact anyone. You do not need to have amassed a fortune to wind up a victim of elder abuse; however, when a fortune is involved it often increases the likelihood of foul play. Marvel Comic legend Stan Lee has been making headlines recently as a result of his battle against elder abuse. The court recently renewed … [Read more...] about Marvel Comic Legend Wins Restraining Order Based on Allegations of Elder Abuse