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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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Ten Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Barbara Buxton, a fellow elder law attorney, recently posted an article with common mistakes made during the estate planning process. We believe these tips to be helpful and beneficial to anyone in this position. Ten Common Estate Planning Mistakes Procrastination. Not creating more than a Will in your estate plan.(You don’t create a Revocable Trust […]

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Elder Abuse is a Serious Problem

ElderLawAttorneys.com recently wrote the following article regarding the current issues with elder abuse: Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected and exploited by family members and others. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable and cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. […]

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Non-Service Related Pensions for Veterans

Two benefits available to vets or their widows are the Improved Pension and the Aid and Attendance Program. Both programs require the vet to have served for 90 days of active service with at least one day of service during wartime with no dishonorable discharge. Vets who entered service after September 8, 1980, may have […]

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Why You Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

From: ElderLawAnswers.com Thinking about a time when you will need help taking care of yourself is not fun. That is why most people put off discussing long-term care until it can’t be ignored. But it is better to start long-term care planning early. Here are some reasons to start planning now: People are living longer […]

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The Best Approach to Nursing Homes

Stephen Silverburg, an Elder Law attorney from New York, recently published the following blog regarding nursing home care and how to make sure your loved ones are being treated properly in these facilities. This article gives great advice and pointers on finding the best home and care for your loved ones. Choosing the right nursing […]

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Erratic Behavior and Memory Loss

A recent article in The Elder Law Report by John Roberts discusses the erratic behavior among people with dementia and the challenges it brings to their loved ones and caregivers. Nursing homes often resort to powerful antipsychotic medications to control the behavior of residents with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. A national survey found that […]

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Have Your Needs Taken the Back-Burner to the Needs of a Loved One?

The beginning of summer is a great time to take a step back, and remind yourself that while caring for your loved one is very important, caring for yourself is equally important. The National Family Caregivers Association published the following tips for family caregivers: Choose to take charge of your life. Don’t let your loved […]

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