Financial elder abuse is a critical issue that affects some of our most vulnerable community members. As our population ages, the frequency of financial exploitation cases involving elders is disturbingly on the rise. This type of abuse involves the unauthorized or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets, often by someone they know […]
Heart attacks result in some 325,000 people dying each year before they ever reach the hospital for help. Many of these deaths are preventable. A heart attack is a serious medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the heart muscle is blocked, often as a result of a build-up of fatty deposits in […]
It’s spring! And the perfect time to clean your desk and file cabinets. But with that comes the question… What Documents Can You Dispose of and What Should You Keep? Here are some basic guidelines to help you get started: Tax Returns As a general rule, you should keep federal income tax returns, along with […]
As more and more of our lives move online, it’s important to ask ourselves how private our data is. Cybercriminals often prey on seniors because they are seen as an easy target. They may not be as tech-savvy as younger generations and may be more likely to trust emails or phone calls from strangers. Protecting […]
COVID vaccines are starting to roll out to nursing homes across the country, signaling the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Once your loved one has had both doses of the vaccine, you may be able to visit, but precautions are still necessary.
Life insurance can play a few key roles in an estate plan, depending on your age and situation in life.
President Trump’s plan to send $200 drug-discount cards to Medicare beneficiaries has cleared one hurdle, but it isn’t certain that the administration will have enough time to actually get the cards in the mail.
Buying long-term care insurance is one way to protect against the high cost of long-term care. However, this type of insurance may not be for everyone, so consider all your options.
Pets are members of the family, so it is important to consider how to provide for them in your estate plan just as you would the human family members.
Many employers offer critical illness insurance as part of their benefit package. What is this insurance and is it worth purchasing? You should consider your options before paying for a plan.