November 2017 Archives

Nursing home under scrutiny following reports of elder abuse

A representative for a nursing facility outside the state of Georgia said suspicion of abuse is taken very seriously at all times. This is why eight employees were recently terminated from their positions at the nursing home. Although none of those fired were primary caregivers of residents, they all reportedly participated in or helped to conceal information regarding the abuse of an elderly woman who suffers from dementia.

Time for assisted living? Know how to find a good facility

It can be a highly emotional time when parents and adult children in Georgia determine that an aging mother or father is no longer able to live in an independent setting. Assisted living facilities serve valuable functions throughout the nation; however, choosing the right facility to meet a particular person's needs can be a bit challenging. There are several key factors to keep in mind when researching available residences in the area.

How to leave out your in-laws when drafting your estate plan

You have children and assets, so you're doing the responsible thing. You want to create an estate plan or last will to ensure your assets go to the right people. Whether your children are young or are grown and have already married, you probably want to leave something for them. However, no matter how much you may like your son- or daughter-in-law, you probably don't want your child to have to split an inheritance with a spouse in a divorce.

Questions regarding a court appointed guardian issue?

Any number of situations may arise in life that render a person incapable of making his or her own decisions about financial concerns and other important matters. From terminal illness to sudden incapacitation resulting from injuries in a motor vehicle collision or other type of accident, a court appointed guardian may be needed when an individual can no longer act on his or her own behalf. Many times, an adult child or other family member petitions a Georgia probate court to name a conservator or guardian.

Grandparents should be mindful of gift taxes this holiday season

Part of the joy of building an estate worth protecting is having the resources to give generously to those you love. For many grandparents, few things compare to being able to give your children, grandchildren and other family members gifts that they treasure or providing them with experiences that they might otherwise miss.

Nursing home situation leads to abuse allegations

It can be challenging to keep close watch on the type of care being provided for an elderly family member in an assisted living facility. Many adult children in Georgia have full time jobs and other daily commitments that may keep them from being able to visit aging parents as often as they would like. One recent nursing home incident has led a particular family to sue due to suspected staff negligence that they say constituted elder abuse.

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