September 2018 Archives

Assisted living officials say woman is too frail to live there

A man in another state is currently facing an elder care problem involving his aunt that is reportedly increasingly common in Georgia and throughout the nation as well. The man's aunt is a 94-year-old who has been diagnosed with dementia. The problem arose after plans had been made for the woman to be transferred to a special assisted living care unit that is equipped to provide support to dementia patients.

Staff numbers important when protecting loved ones is the goal

Every year in Georgia and beyond, there are adult children tasked with helping their aging parents to transition to life in nursing homes. In such situations, protecting loved ones is a priority as thousands of elderly nursing homes patients have suffered neglect and abuse at the hands of their caretakers. No one wants his or her parents to suffer. There are several things adult children can do to help keep their loved ones safe.  

Residential care and special needs trusts for disabled adults

Parenting a special needs child often means caring for them throughout their adult lives and into your retirement. It is common for parents to worry what will happen to their child with autism, Down syndrome or other serious disabilities. Thankfully, special needs trusts create an opportunity for families to plan financially for the needs of a special needs adult child.

Issues that can trigger mental illness in the elderly

Taking care of parents as they age can be a highly emotional and challenging experience as many adult children in Georgia can undoubtedly attest. Some situations are a bit more stressful than others, such as those involving a parent with mental illness. Mental decline is not always immediately apparent.

Comedian Tim Conway's family fighting over conservatorship

Georgia fans of the old Carol Burnett Show are likely also big fans of comic Tim Conway, a main player on the show for many years. Siadly, Conway has reportedly become afflicted with dementia. Unfortunately, one of his six children, a daughter, is battling his wife over conservatorship.

Beyond a will: Other essential estate planning documents

Most people think that if they draft a will, they have covered all the bases for what happens to their property when they die. However, there is much more to estate planning than simply drafting a will. To have a successful and effective estate plan, it must include other documents beyond a will or trust.

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