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Providing for a Disabled Loved One: Consider a Pooled Trust

Having loved ones and dependents who are disabled can weigh heavily on you as you get older. You want to make sure that your loved one is provided for after you are gone. Problems can arise however if your loved one is receiving state benefits like Supplemental Social Security. Too large of an inheritance can [...]

What to Expect when Reporting Elder Abuse

If you suspect that an elderly loved one is being abused you need to report it. Here are some things to have prepared to give the agency that you report it to and what to expect when reporting elder abuse. Making the Call Whether you are reporting to law enforcement, an ombudsman or Adult Protective [...]

Prescription Drug Formularies

No matter where you get your prescription drug coverage, you need to be aware of your plan’s prescription drug formulary. The formulary is a detailed list of drugs that are covered by your plan. If you aren’t familiar with the formulary you may be surprised at the amount of copays that you are responsible for [...]

Costs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that currently affects about 35 million people. A recent report detailed the expectation that costs associated with Alzheimer’s may triple by the year 2050 if no cure for the disease is found. Nearly all victims of Alzheimer’s will have need of some form of long term care. The average length [...]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Millions of elderly individuals are abused, exploited and neglected each year, and more than two-thirds of cases go unreported, according to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The United Nations (UN) anticipates that the global senior population (age 60 and older) will reach to more than one billion by the year 2025. Incidences of elder [...]

By |2020-05-06T23:33:14-04:00July 31st, 2014|Ohio Alzheimer's Care|Comments Off on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder Care Referral Services – Consumers Beware

When you're searching for the right nursing home, assisted living or other senior living option, there are many questions and many decisions to be made. Many families turn to elder care referral services for help. While it may appear that these companies strive to ensure quality care and treatment for the elderly, recent reports suggest [...]

By |2018-05-10T21:58:14-04:00July 27th, 2014|Cleveland Ohio Elder Care, elder law, Ohio Alzheimer's Care, Ohio Elder Law|Comments Off on Elder Care Referral Services – Consumers Beware

Assisted Living Abuse

Residents in assisted living facilities (ALFs) generally require less care and are typically more independent than nursing home residents. However, they share one sobering reality. Both groups are susceptible to potential abuse from staff or family members. Assisted living abuse may occur in the form of neglect or physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse. Neglect [...]

By |2018-05-10T21:59:39-04:00July 19th, 2014|Cleveland Ohio Elder Care, Ohio Alzheimer's Care|Comments Off on Assisted Living Abuse
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