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Exploring Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly

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Financial exploitation of the elderly includes the misuse, mishandling, or exploitation of the property, possessions, or other assets of elderly adults. It also encompasses using an elderly person’s assets without consent, under false pretense, or through coercion and/or manipulation. This article will provide some instances of financial exploitation, the signs to look for, and… Read More »

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What Property Should I Include In A Living Trust?

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A trust is a legal entity that can either hold your assets for you during your lifetime or hold your assets for your beneficiaries after you pass away. The following article will discuss some types of property you should consider including in a living trust. What is a “living trust”? A “living trust” is… Read More »

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How Do I Know If My Elderly Parent Needs A Caregiver?

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As they age, most elderly individuals will get to the point where they become unable to do certain things for themselves. In these cases, they may require a caregiver who can attend to their specific needs. The following article will provide some factors for you to consider in determining whether your elderly parent needs… Read More »

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What Does An Elder Law Attorney Do?

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The following article will discuss the role of an elder law attorney, as well as provide some questions that you should consider asking during your first consultation. What is elder law? Elder law refers to various legal and practical issues which directly affect the elderly, their caretakers, and family members. Some common elder law… Read More »

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How To Recognize The Signs Of Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

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Elder abuse is especially common within nursing home facilities. In fact, about 5 million elderly individuals are abused each year. Additionally, 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have attested to experiencing some form of abuse. It is important to recognize the signs of elder abuse and to report them to ensure… Read More »

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5 Questions To Ask Nursing Home Staff In Light Of The Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic

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The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted nursing homes. This pandemic has resulted in nursing homes having to take steps to ensure that their elderly residents who are already susceptible to illnesses are also protected against COVID-19. The following article will provide some helpful questions that caregivers and family members should be prepared to… Read More »

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I Am A Senior Citizen. Do I Need A Trust?

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A trust is a legal entity that can either hold your assets for you during your lifetime or hold your assets for your beneficiaries after you pass away. The following article will discuss some common types of trusts and will provide a list of potential benefits from establishing a trust. Types of trusts Before… Read More »

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Exploring Some Contributing Factors Of Nursing Home Abuse

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Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is extremely common. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, about 1 in 6 people aged 60 and older had experienced some form of abuse in a community-living setting, such as a nursing home or other long-term care facility. WHO also reported that 2 in 3 nursing home… Read More »

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How Do Special Needs Trusts Work?

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A trust of any kind is a document that expresses your wishes while you are alive and after you have passed. The need for a dedicated trust for loved ones differs with the situations or issues of the family. Getting this wrong can lead to financial devastation, explains the article “Take special care with… Read More »

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Why Won’t IRS and Social Security Administration Like My Power of Attorney?

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The IRS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) don’t recognize traditional powers of attorneys (POAs). Forbes’s recent article entitled “Two Times When Your Power of Attorney Isn’t Going to Work” explains why. The IRS says that you must use Form 2848, “Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative” to allow anyone to act on… Read More »

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