Costly mistakes can be made when it comes to inheritance and Medicaid. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive penalties. What “careful” means, Continue reading
Author: Lori Pulvermacher
Polypharmacy, or better described as the use of multiple prescription medications concurrently, is a prevalent issue in elderly Americans. The more medications a person takes, the higher the risk of dangerous drug-drug interactions and increased possibility of inappropriate prescribing, Continue reading
Americans do not yet know if there will be another stimulus check in 2021. We do know that the IRS is nearly done sending out its third round of stimulus checks, and some lawmakers are already pushing for a fourth. Continue reading
A certified elder law attorney (CELA) specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. Issues related to guardianship, retirement, health care including advance directives, Continue reading
The wildlife expert, author, guest TV personality, and TV producer- Jack Hanna is retiring from work and public life because he has dementia. Known as “Jungle” Jack, he left the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where he served as director, then director emeritus, for 42 years in December Continue reading
Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), sometimes referred to as life plan communities, are gaining in popularity across the United States. The goal is to provide a better long-term care option for older residents. These residents prefer to live in the same community, though Continue reading
Most Americans are getting direct payments from the federal government known as “stimulus checks” as part of the coronavirus recovery effort. This money is paid to ease the pain of the Covid pandemic and to jump-start the economy.
The stimulus money should have arrived in the same Continue reading
The healthcare industry is under siege by huge tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Some of the businesses are underway, like storing medical records in the cloud for a fee or using patient forms that have been “anonymized” to create new tools. Some products already Continue reading
Here’s the basic idea behind trusts, to help you understand why you might or might not need one.
What is a Trust?
Think of a trust like a treasure chest. You originally bought property or earned money in your own name. You then transfer those assets into the trust’s name – into your Continue reading