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Village Mentality

Does the “Village Mentality” Work to Take Care of Our Elderly Loved Ones?

Does the “Village Mentality” Work to Take Care of Our Elderly Loved Ones? As elder care costs increase, more and more elders and their loved ones are considering at-home care options with family caregivers. Of course, while our loved ones usually prefer this approach at home to living in a nursing home or assisted living […]

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Estate Planning Documents

The Three Key Estate Planning Documents

The Three Key Estate Planning DocumentsEstate planning can require that a client and attorney work through sensitive legal and financial information touching every aspect of a client’s life. At its core, though, clients most often need three essential documents. This article is meant to be an extremely high-level, basic description of these three documents and […]

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1 sundowner syndrome

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Loved Ones

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Loved Ones​​Elders with one of the various diagnoses of dementia tend to exhibit strange behavior during the late afternoon and evening hours. Memory loss and confusion are mainstays of the disease but as day turns to night, patients tend to exhibit changes in personality, irritability, and behavioral […]

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healthcare wishes

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?​If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?If you’ve done end of life planning, you likely have a document in which you appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself. It also probably communicates your wishes regarding medical treatment in […]

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