Source: AZ Big Media According to the Home Instead, Inc. survey, aging parents are far more comfortable discussing plans for their own final years (89 percent) than their own adult children are discussing their parents’ plans (68 percent). To help start the conversation around final years planning, the Home Instead® network … Read More… 

Source: International Falls Journal  Mark Dayton and a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have proposed major changes to the way the state oversees elder care facilities. The proposal follows what’s apparently been years of abuse and neglect only recently revealed in a news report. About 82,000 Minnesotans now live in senior care … Read More… 

Source: Flagstaff Business News  In today’s world, it’s common for families and friends to be separated by great distances. At some point in their lives, your parents, grandparents or a loved one may need in-home care. Suddenly, you are faced with the challenge of long-distance caregiving. The best approach to dealing with …   Read…

Source: MPR News Geriatric physician Joanne Lynn believes “we’ve bloated the medical care system and made the supportive care system seriously anemic.” She wants to engineer a “Toyota Revolution” for elder care, and has written a book titled, “Sick to Death and Not Going to Take it Anymore!” In a talk in Northfield at ……

Source: Medcity News We have seen a lot of news recently about major technology companies diving into healthcare – from Alphabet company Verily moving into health insurance and Apple launching health clinics for its employees, to Amazon’s announcement that it will launch a new health care company with JP Morgan … Read More… 

Source: Forbes It’s inevitable. Our parents are getting older, and if you are not thinking about how to care for your elderly parents now, you will at some point (or you already have). Unfortunately for these people who took care of us, there are not a lot of options when it comes to elder care.…

Source: GazetteNet.com It is particularly important for people with major health conditions to complete a MOLST and have it with them at all times, says Karen Jackson, an elder law attorney in Holyoke. “We want it to be as close to them as possible. If they go to the hospital, the MOLST follows them. If…

Source: mySanAntonio.com  At the same time, provide a copy of the new durable power of attorney to your current agent so the new agent becomes aware of the duties and responsibilities being accepted under the new durable power of attorney. Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with offices in San Antonio and Seattle…

Source:TribLive  Welcome to the future of senior health care for baby boomers. The nation’s largest generation — baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, with the largest spike nationally in 1957 with 4.3 million births — are expected to inundate health care services in the years to come. Health care providers are … Read more…

Source: The Conversation  Sharona Hoffman received financial support from Case Western Reserve University for publication of her book “Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow” (Praeger 2015). Partners. Case Western Reserve University provides funding as a founding partner of The … Read more… 

Source: Seniorhousingnews.com As the boomers begin to enter senior living communities I think the traditional style of architecture will get stale for them. They went from watching a black and white tube television to streaming videos on giant flat screens. They’ll want to live in a community that’s fresh and contemporary, not a place that ……

Source: AARP Young adult children sometimes boomerang back to the safety of a parent’s home when money is tight, the going is tough or difficult times loom. Decades later, middle-aged children often become the safety net for their parents. For some aging parents, the right move is into their adult child’s home. Read More… 

Source: Arizona Senior Law  Compared to other states, Arizona is rather lenient when it comes to what constitutes an acceptable will. Do-it-yourself (DIY) wills are perfectly acceptable, though there are plenty of circumstances where you’d be wise to at least consult an estate planning attorney (we’ll discuss that later). Read More… 

Source: Spencer Daily Report  The Older Iowans Legislature, a statewide senior advocacy group, will seek restored funding for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office and an increase in funding for LifeLong Links and senior nutrition from the Iowa General Assembly when it begins its session Friday. State organization, the Area … Read More… 

Source:  The New York TImes  I am, alas, no longer able to resolve to do a good job of being the daughter of my aging parents, because they’re gone, and I still find myself feeling unmoored, and occasionally even surprised, to be here without them. But it’s also kind of surprising, though in a much…

Source:  Mil Tech  The Medicaid Planning for the Elder Law Attorney – Webinar Report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Managed Care Markets. Increase your understanding of Medicaid and provide the best advice to your elderly clients in …   Read More…

Source: St. Catharines Standard  Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Teena Kindt. By Teena Kindt. Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:18:45 EST PM. “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand” is the tag line for January’s Alzheimer Awareness Month campaign. (Postmedia Network photo illustration ) … Read More… 

Source: HamletHub  A recent New York Times article discussed how after a five-decade rise in the number of women in the workforce, that rise has stalled over the past 15 years. The general consensus is that caring for children, historically a woman’s job, has taken its toll. But the other significant factor is that eldercare…

Source: Port Huron Times Herald If you have concerns about what will happen with your home or car loans or other debts after your death, the best thing you can do is to consult with a knowledgeable estate planning and elder law attorney. The attorney should be able to review your car and home titles…

Source:  Baxter Bulletin  This will be a big year for me. I turn 75, and maybe I will think of myself as elderly. For me and everyone else, now is the time to stick to those New Year’s resolutions to stay fit and healthy. Remember, health is much more than “getting into shape,” diet, exercise…