Elder Law

Basic Estate Planning Questions 7 – What is Elder Law?

In this week's post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to ask the important question of “what is elder law.” Like many areas of estate planning law, elder law is not something with which a lot of people in the Greenville, North Carolina have direct experience. Elder law and estate planning attorneys, however, can play an important role in your life if …  read more

Elder Law Tip Sheet

Elder law is something that a lot of people are confronted with, but also something that not many people know much about. As we age, our needs, options, and abilities change. For seniors and elderly people, those changes can be the most dramatic. Elder law addresses the legal realities that arise because of these changes. Whether you are an elderly person, someone nearing retirement, or …  read more

Alzheimer’s Disease and Avoiding Estate Litigation

A lot of families in North Carolina have either personally been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, or know a family who has. As the population gets older and more people receive Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses, the condition is affecting the lives of millions of people. Because there is no treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, knowing how the disease will affect your estate, and your …  read more

Look After Aging Parents This Holiday Season

This holiday season, you might want to take a little time to consider whether your aging parents need more help than they’re currently receiving. If you haven’t visited your parents in a while, it can come as a shock to see how age has affected them. Also, people who visit their parents regularly can easily miss some warning signs that can indicate that they need assistance. If you are …  read more

Obamacare Scams Grow, Many Targeting Medicaid and Medicare

The problematic rollout of the healthcare.gov website has drawn a lot of attention, and has also probably led con artists to step up their Obamacare scam efforts. The Patient Protection and affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, is a federal law that will have a wide reaching effect beginning on January 1, 2014. Unfortunately, a lot of people are not very knowledgeable …  read more

Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Long-Term Care

A lot of people who come to an estate planning lawyer are worried about the possibility that they will have to spend a lot of money on long-term care. While not everyone needs to spend time in a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home, a lot of people do. Because the costs of such care can easily exceed $70,000 a year, the question of how you will pay for it becomes a significant …  read more

Estate Litigation and Nursing Home Abuse

One of the more common estate litigation topics people are concerned about is the possibility of nursing home abuse or neglect. Over 2 million people reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility, and thousands of cases of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation occur every year. According to national survey figures, 44% of nursing home residents say that they have personally …  read more

When The Nursing Home is The Problem

When an elderly family member moves into a nursing home or elder care facility, you want to know that the facility is doing its best to take care of your loved one. But sometimes, things go wrong. Sometimes people act badly. Even though most nursing homes provide the adequate amount of care an elderly person needs, this is not always the case. Elderly people who are harmed while in a …  read more

BLS Releases New Elder Care Numbers

]According to new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growing number of Americans joining the ranks of senior citizens are relying on their friends and relatives to provide unpaid elder care at an increasing rate. According to the report, about 16% of all people in the United States age 15 and older provide some kind of unpaid or uncompensated elder care services every …  read more

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