October 2018 Archives

Many situations can keep older adults from staying in the home

When it comes to living situations for aging adults, there are usually a variety of options available. In some cases, older adults can remain in their home in their golden years. Typically, in order to do this, retired adults will require support from family members or their community for chores and activities they can no longer perform alone.

Will your nursing home kick you out if your Medicare runs out?

Many Georgia elders are currently implementing their long-term care plans. This often includes paying for nursing home care. A lot of older people run into legal complications regarding Medicare and its qualification process. A ruling was recently handed down on a case in another state that may be of interest to those in this state who are facing similar problems.

Understanding the ABCs of Medicare

Georgia residents who are age 65 or older often encounter challenges related to their estate plans or other long-term care planning issues. Many elders also have trouble understanding the various facets of Medicare, often because the programs change from year to year. In some situations, an older man or woman may suffer an incapacitated condition, necessitating support from a younger, healthier loved one to carry out long-term care plans.  

Estate planning pitfalls Georgia elders will want to avoid

As life expectancy has greatly increased in Georgia and throughout the nation, it is quite possible that an elder may live beyond 90 or 100 years. The estate planning process is a valuable tool for elders who wish to protect their assets and also provide for their own long-term care. There are several issues to keep in mind to avoid some of the most common errors people make when filing the documents of their estate plans.  

Mental illness: What are the signs in the elderly?

As people age, they may experience any number of daily life challenges, from those relating to mobility to cognitive, emotional or other health conditions. Mental health is a main concern for the elderly as well. It is critical to know how recognize signs of mental illness, especially for those who have been tasked with managing long-term care for a parent or other loved one. Georgia residents currently dealing with such issues will want to read this post.  

Georgia senior citizens often face these issues

A brief survey of Georgia residents age 65 and older would likely result in similar answers if participants were asked about the benefits and downsides of aging. Some would like say that they are more comfortable in their own skins and do not worry about many things that caused them stress when they were younger. Then again, many may also relate to various challenges senior citizens often encounter, from physical mobility problems to legal issues such as estate planning or long-term care.  

An "in terrorem" clause could prevent Georgia estate challenges

Protracted probate court battles do not only result from multi million-dollar estates. Smaller estates, even those with carefully laid estate plans in place, could end up subject to contentious and expensive probate proceedings as the result of dissatisfaction on the part of heirs or beneficiaries.

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