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: 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: 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: 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: 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:  WHYY.ORG  There are many other examples of parenting circumstances that call for an ongoing level of extra intensity—single parents who don’t have a community of support; parents who are taking care of their aging parents; parents who are working several jobs and struggling financially. Given all of the … Read More…

Source: Eyewitness ABC News 11  We just got through with the holiday season and perhaps you saw something about an older member of your family that started to make you think that there has been a change. Trust your gut feelings about these things. Your instincts are rarely wrong. Maybe your loved one chatters brightly…

Source:  My Primetime News  In many cases where a Will is contested, the claim of “undue influence” is presented as a cause for asking the Court to invalidate a Last Will and Testament (“Will”). Undue Influence has been proved where at the time of preparation or execution of the Will, a beneficiary of such Will was…

Source: Skilled Nursing News  Results from the TRECS Institute (Targeting Revolutionary Elder Care Solutions), released last August, showed that telemedicine is a highly effective way of preventing hospital readmissions from SNFs. TRECS Executive Director John Whitman predicted every SNF will be utilizing telemedicine within … Read More… 

Source: Modernhealthcare.com  In the wake of the new tax law, the Balanced Budget Act will trigger “pay-go” rules, which will lead to a major political battle over the shape of seniors’ healthcare. Trump will not stick to his campaign promise to leave Medicare alone. He will side with the most conservative elements of the party…

Source: HuffPost  One such areas is in elder care, which was re-invented by Paul and Lori Hogan a little over 20 years ago through their Home Instead Senior Care, which is now a global business. In 2018, we now see the most pressing challenge for elder caregiving is the huge number of caregivers that home…

Source: Scottsdale Independent Active aging doesn’t necessarily mean only being in physical shape but also being aware of the opportunities for mental health care whether that be through regular meditation, a mindful hike or quality conversation. It’s important to encourage and reassure seniors that they can remain active during their … Read More…

Source: Progress Index  As you have watched your parents involved in their simple activities, you’ve probably realized how old they’ve become. Things that came easy for them five years ago have become a major undertaking. Hands that were steady are now shaky and it seems to take forever to master the smallest project. Read More… 

Source: Mother Nature Network The Dinsow elder care robot developed by CT Asia Robotics, dispenses with the plush pretense of a stuffed toy, and sticks straight to being a robot. (You can see it in action in the video above. It makes sure the human in its life is sticking to the doctor’s orders and…

Source: ConsumerReport.com  If not, offer to help create one. “A non-threatening approach might be to tell them that you’ve recently compiled all your own financial information and wonder if they’ve done the same,” says elder law attorney Michael Amoruso, president-elect of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers. If your parents are … Read More… 

Souce: WTVA  Emergency fund, wedding, buying a house, retirement, college savings for my future kids (how much do kids cost?), elder care for my parents (god forbid, but just in case)? –Delilah. Scroll for more content… Life is full of big-ticket purchases: moving expenses, school tuition, weddings, honeymoons, … Read More… 

Source: kgw.com If you’ve got aging parents or grandparents, odds are, they’re being targeted by scammers. The fraudsters often use databases to identify seniors. They call them posing as IRS agents, computer tech support or a family member to try to steal money. “I can’t tell you how many cases I’ve seen where, here’s a list…

Source: Kansas City Business Journal  “The elder-care market itself is exploding,” said Travis Johnson, lead project manager for Garmin Health. “This is a great example of where someone took one of our devices and made it part of their services.” K4Connect’s community package integrates smart thermostats, lights and communication with family members via a tablet app. Through…

Source: The North Platte Telegraph  Mother-in-law quarters allow adult children to take care of aging parents while maintaining their own privacy. A number of such properties exist in North Platte, but not all are legal, a city official says. Properties in areas designated as R-1 Dwelling Districts are designated for single family housing. It is not legal…

Source: cjonline.com Gone are the days of Americans moving in with their children or grandchildren as they approach their golden years. Younger generations are choosing to move further from their hometowns and away from aging parents, and older Americans are living independent and productive lives well past retirement age. As a result, “aging in place”…