The Increased Importance of Working with a VA Accredited Attorney

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In our practice we work with seniors, their loved ones, and their caregivers to find ways to not only obtain good long-term care but to pay for it. When there is a need for long-term care outside the home, seniors and their loved ones may turn to assisted living facilities and skilled Continue reading

Aging Adults Should Adapt Their Diets to Accompany Physical Changes

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March is “National Nutrition Month,” and since 1973, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly known as the American Dietetic Association, has launched an annual campaign to educate the public about healthy food choices and the need to develop sound eating habits.

While literally Continue reading

4 Personal and Financial Tips to Cope with a “Gray Divorce”

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A divorce is an unfortunate occurrence at any stage of life. Anytime two people who were once in love separate, it is a complicated issue. If one is prepared, though, this unfortunate occurrence can develop in a smoother manner.

First, divorce proceedings can unfold in a number or Continue reading

Three Health Care Documents You Should Consider Adding to Your Estate Plan

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We know that discussing your estate plan and end-of-life care can be challenging. Having a plan in place, however, is an important step to helping you and your loved ones prepare for the future. One way to help ensure any future medical decisions made on your behalf are ones that Continue reading

Tips for Planning for the Rising Long-Term Care Costs in the New Year

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The New Year brings new ideas and new ways to plan for both yourself and your loved ones. For your family this may mean setting goals for jobs and self-improvement or schoolwork and saving for the future. As you think about planning for the future, however, it is essential that you Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Long-Term Care Facility for Your Parent

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Thinking about your aging parent needing long-term care can be overwhelming, just as choosing the right long-term care facility can be challenging for all family members involved. If your parent has an estate plan in place, he or she may have already chosen a facility to spend their Continue reading

3 Tips on Discussing Your Estate Plan With Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of giving, spending quality time, and sharing updates with your loved ones. While discussing your estate plan may not be at the forefront of your mind, the holidays provide an opportunity for you to share your plans with your loved ones. We know this can be Continue reading

Celebrating a Birth In Your Family in the New Year is an Opportunity to Update Your Estate Plan

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Celebrating a birth in your family can be one of the most joyous experiences in life, particularly during the holiday season. The holidays, especially the new year, are also one of the best times to update an estate plan. The two events can go hand-in-hand.

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How to Help a Veteran Family Member with PTSD

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, occurs when someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, and it disproportionately affects combat veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD afflicts almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans, 10 percent of Continue reading

What Does a Veteran’s Service-Connected Disability Entail?

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America’s brave men and women who served, and often fought, in the military face a number of challenges when returning to civilian life. The obstacles they face can be many, the least of which may be relationship strains and professional setbacks stemming from extended periods away Continue reading