10 Ways the Elderly Can Avoid Financial Abuse

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 financial predators, whether the predator is a bogus offshore sweepstake or a care provider who sees an opportunity to be paid more than an hourly wage. Just […]

Biden Administration Eases Recommended Restrictions on Nursing Home Visits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance on whether families can visit loved ones in nursing homes. The guidance allows indoor visitation even when the resident has not been vaccinated.  The coronavirus pandemic has hit long-term care facilities particularly hard, with more than 170,000 residents and employees dying of COVID-19. Most […]

Immigration Policies Cause Upheaval in the Home Care Industry for Patients and Workers

As the population ages, the need for caregivers is growing, but more restrictive immigration policies such as those being promoted by the Trump administration could have a negative impact on a caregiving industry that is already facing workforce shortages. The impact of this crisis in Maine came with the recent announcement that Home Care for Maine in Farmingdale […]

You Have Been Appointed the Guardian of an Older Adult; Now What?

If an adult becomes mentally incapacitated and is incapable of making responsible decisions, the court will appoint a substitute decision maker, often called a “guardian,” but in some states called a “conservator” or another term. Guardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult (the “guardian”) and a person who because of incapacity is no […]

Is a Pre Paid Funeral Plan Right for You?

As we get older, and perhaps have to plan a funeral for a loved one ourselves, many people are thinking far ahead and planning and pre-paying for their own funerals. If you have had to go through the process of planning a funeral for a loved one that has passed, you know how difficult it […]