Can the Beneficiary of a Special Needs Trust Change the Trustee?

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The beneficiary of a special needs trust can never control or access trust funds – that is the job of the trustee. A common fear among beneficiaries or their families is that the trustee may not do what’s in the … Read More

Guardianship, Mental Incapacity and the Right to Vote

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All U.S. citizens have a federally guaranteed right to vote, but those under guardianship (or conservatorship) may not have that right. Although things are slowly changing, some states still deny citizens the right to vote if they have been declared … Read More

You Can Pay Your Medicare Premiums Online

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Online bill paying has become a popular way to make paying bills easier, and now you can pay your Medicare premiums online too. If your bank allows customers to pay bills online, you can use that service to pay your … Read More

Local Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Makes Fool of Self For A Good Cause…..Raising Awareness of & Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

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A few months ago, a “generally respected” gentleman decided he would make a complete fool out of himself. Why? To raise awareness of & money for a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease! Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death … Read More

High Intensity Exercise for Seniors

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The health benefits of exercise are well-established for people of all ages. The benefits from eating healthy and having a proper exercise routine are also well-established. However, only recently has research been conducted about which type of exercise best counters … Read More

Eligibility for Veterans’ Medical Care

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides health care benefits to veterans. The plan covers a number of health care services, including preventative services, diagnostic and treatment services, and hospitalization. It may also cover nursing home and other long-term … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Estate Sales

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We accumulate a lot of stuff over a lifetime and at some point – perhaps due to death, divorce, debt, or downsizing – we need to get rid of it. An estate sale is one way to dispose of possessions … Read More

10 Ways the Elderly Can Avoid Financial Abuse

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Increased dependency due to illness, disability or cognitive impairments can make seniors susceptible to financial abuse. Nest eggs accumulated over decades also often make seniors attractive targets for predators, whether the predator is an offshore bogus sweepstakes or a care … Read More

How to Vote While in a Nursing Home

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Although voting is the hallmark of a democracy, it isn’t easy if you are in a long-term care facility. Nursing home and other long-term care facility residents face several challenges to voting, from registering to vote to actually casting a ballot. … Read More

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