If you are faced with the prospect of putting a parent, or other elderly loved one, in a nursing home, you are probably concerned about the care the facility will provide. Sadly, with nursing home abuse and neglect occurring far too often in the United States, your concerns are justified. Taking the time to do your homework when selecting a nursing home is one way to alleviate some of your … [Read more...] about Vero Beach Nursing Home Lawyers Discuss Signs of Abuse
The average life expectancy of someone living in the United States has nearly doubled since the turn of the 20th century. Today, we can expect our parents and grandparents to live well into their 80s and beyond. While this means we can enjoy our older loved ones for much longer, it also increases the odds that you will someday be responsible for caring for a parent who is suffering from physical … [Read more...] about Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorneys Explain Guardianship
If you have an estate plan in place, you are doing better than the majority of Americans. Surveys tell us that over half of all Americans have yet to create an estate plan, despite understanding the importance of having one in place. Creating your initial estate plan is only step one though. Reviewing and revising that plan is equally important. The Vero Beach elder law attorneys at Kulas Law … [Read more...] about Vero Beach Elder Law Attorneys Urge Seniors to Update Estate Plans
If you have a parent, or other loved one, who is enjoying their “Golden Years,” it is in their best interest for you to learn more about the growing problem of elder abuse in the United States. Sadly, as the nation’s older population continues to explode, the rate at which elder abuse occurs appears to be rising as well. The reality is that the elderly are frequently victimized by unscrupulous … [Read more...] about Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorneys Offer Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse
No matter how old we are, most of us continue to view our parents as middle aged, healthy, and basically invincible. Consequently, coming to the realization that a parent has aged, and deteriorated physically and/or mentally, can be difficult to accept. If your parent’s condition requires the type and/or level of care that you cannot provide at home, a long-term care facility may be the only … [Read more...] about Florida Nursing Home Inspection Reports Lack Vital Information
Sadly, not everyone respects and honors their elders in the United States – or in most other countries for that matter. In fact, some unscrupulous criminals actually target older individuals because they tend to be more vulnerable and are easier to victimize. Whether you are a senior yourself, or the loved one of an older individual, it is imperative that you learn everything you can about elder … [Read more...] about Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorneys Offer Tips to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Scammers
As an adult child, one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to face is the decision to put a parent in a nursing home. If, however, your parent needs the type or level of care that you are unable to provide, choosing to find a nursing home for your parent is in his/her best interest. Once you have made the decision that a nursing home is the best option, the equally difficult task of … [Read more...] about Vero Beach Elder Law Attorneys Help You Choose the Right Nursing Home
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported some time ago that most adults in the United States will eventually require long-term care, with roughly four in ten expected to spend at least some time in a nursing home. With care currently costing many thousands of dollars a month – and those costs expected to continue to rise in the foreseeable future, any prolonged period of residency … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Plan to Manage Future Nursing Home Expenses?
It is no doubt true that most people don’t spend their lives wondering how they’ll pay for long-term care should the need ever arise. Frankly, it’s doubtful that too many people ever bother to wonder whether they’ll ever need such care in the first place. Human nature being what it is, most of us assume that such things happen only to other people. Unfortunately, assumptions like that seldom end … [Read more...] about Can I Qualify for Medicaid Benefits for Nursing Home Care?
For senior citizens, health care is one of those needs that cannot simply be wished away or ignored. Though modern medical science has had great success in the area of expanding life expectancies, it has had less success when it comes to preventing illness and age-related disease and injury. As a result, seniors are living longer than ever before, but that long life can come with even more … [Read more...] about Elder Law Basics: What is Medicaid?