Blogs

Is it Time to Lose the Car Keys?

The following article can be found on the blog for 50 and Holding. The main website and blog are committed to providing Baby Boomers and families with accurate and up-to-date information and professional sources for Seniors. Someone recently asked if we return to our childhood ways in our later years and I said, “sometimes”. Understanding […]

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World Alzheimer’s Month

“Today, there are more than 35 million people living with dementia worldwide. And Alzheimer’s disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. It’s going to take all of us to end this disease, but together, we can move toward […]

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Caretakers Lose Trillions of Dollars

ElderLawAnswers.com recently posted the following article discussing the drastic issues adult caretakers have faced recently. It emphasizes the importance of financial planning and personal health for anyone caring for a parent today. Americans who take time off work to care for their aging parents are losing an estimated $3 trillion dollars in wages, pension and […]

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Caretaker Meltdown

Amy Goyer writes a regular blog for AARP.org that revolves around her troubles and experiences as a caregiver for her parents. Her real-life experiences and she dealt with them are beneficial for any caregiver to read and relate to. The following article addresses how easy it is for a caregiver to become too stressed and […]

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DPA Act

FLORIDA POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT Effective October 1, 2011 New legislation makes major changes in powers of attorney that are executed on or after October 1, 2011.  Powers of attorney that were signed before this date will still be valid. Important Changes for Powers of Attorney signed after 10/1/11 Springing Powers of Attorney are not […]

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Flowers to Spring Haven Assisted Living Facility

This past week I had the opportunity and privilege to deliver flowers to the Spring Haven Assisted Living facility in Winter Haven. Unlike past flower deliveries, we did not deliver to individual rooms but rather to a large common activity room for residents to pick up as they came in for programming. Despite not having […]

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Millionaire Dog

The Charles Law Office of Clearwater recently posted this interesting Inheritance story to its blog: A real estate and hotel mogul made headlines in 2007 when it was discovered that she had left $12 million to her Maltese dog, Trouble. The dog recently died in a Florida retirement retreat at the age of 12. The […]

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Alzheimer’s Association: Reaching Out Locally

In the United States, 1 in every 59 individuals has Alzheimer’s disease. In Central Florida, 1 in every 29 individuals has Alzheimer’s disease.  The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global, voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is “to […]

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Assisted Living Facility in Lakeland Receives Flowers From Elder Law Firm

On June 9, The Elder Law Firm of Clements and Wallace P.L. spent the day delivering flowers to the residents of Lake Morton Plaza, an assisted living facility located at 400 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland, FL.  I had the pleasure of being one of the staff participating in this public service. We began on […]

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Long Term Care Insurance

Having practiced Elder Law for more than thirty years, it becomes more and more apparent to me that our current “needs based” system that provides government benefits to pay the cost of long-term care may become a thing of the past. As “baby boomers” approach their senior years, they should consider the purchase of Long […]

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