Legal

As if caregiving and growing older doesn’t already provide additional things to be thinking about, the idea of legalities crops up. No one really enjoys talking about this stuff but we will try and make it easier. We want to empower both caregivers and seniors to take charge and feel good about the decisions they have made or need to make.

Elder Abuse Day is on June 15th. Until then, we will be running a series of articles on the different types of elder abuse. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or...
We all want to leave our loved ones with a sizable inheritance if we can.  We often spend hours combing through the best life insurance and death benefit policies.  We meet with lawyers and accountants to find the best...
Seniors, especially those who are isolated, tend to become victims of fraud or financial abuse. Telemarketing scams are common.  Financial abuse from friends, relatives and others who are in a position of trust can also occur. Quite often the...
Even if you aren’t a caregiver for your elderly parents there may come a time when financial issues have to be discussed with them. Sometimes seniors aren’t able to handle their money as well when they age. Often this...
Research suggests that after the age of 70 our financial decision making abilities can decline rapidly.  Year round, especially during tax season with people posing as government and credit company representatives, we are hearing about more scams and new...
Image by Karolina Grabowska from PixabayAs we get older, our mobility starts to decrease. Whether you’re out and about, still working, or enjoying retirement, the risk of slips and falls is increased in the elderly. If you have a slip and fall...
Retirement is a phase of life that can be both exciting and intimidating. These years may include taking up new hobbies, traveling, spending time with family or even moving into a new and more comfortable home. In 2017, 38%...
Tax season is here. Some seniors have their income tax prepared by a tax preparation company For those who do their own taxes make sure you don’t miss any deductions. Using tax software can help but check to see...
What is Elder Abuse? Abuse of seniors is a serious problem that can have physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Although abuse can take many forms, it generally refers to any type of harm or mistreatment that is inflicted upon an...
Once upon a time, estate planning was thought of as something only wealthy people did. But estate planning is not just about money, property and investments. It also involves your health in the future and whether or not you...