Senior Living Blog | Legal Issues

Beware Those ‘Free Trial’ Offers

Published: October 13, 2021

Cheese samples at the supermarket, little packets of body care products at the makeup counter or that little tube of toothpaste your dentist gives you — marketers like to give away free samples in hopes that we’ll like their product and actually purchase it. Plenty of legitimate businesses are happy to let us try a… Read More

Helping a Loved One with Dementia Manage Their Money

Published: July 5, 2021

When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family often worry about their loved one’s physical safety. Yet in the earliest stages of dementia, a senior may face a different danger: trouble managing their money. In fact, say experts at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “When once-simple financial… Read More

Plan Ahead for Healthcare Decisions

Published: April 5, 2021

We like to think that we will always be capable of making our own healthcare decisions. Sometimes, however, it doesn’t work like that. A stroke, a car accident, Alzheimer’s disease—any number of circumstances might limit or take away a person’s immediate ability to make healthcare decisions. Fortunately, you have the power to think about and… Read More

If a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s, Can Family Talk to the Doctor?

Published: September 21, 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness and help advance research through fundraising. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. Eighty percent are age 75 or older.” If you have a loved one who was recently diagnosed, you… Read More

How ‘Solo Agers’ Can Plan for Their Later Years

Published: August 19, 2020

More and more older people are finding themselves alone as they age, without a spouse or children who can help them as their care needs change. You may have heard the term “elder orphans” to describe this phenomenon. It’s estimated that 22 percent of older adults today fall in this category, and the number will… Read More

Take Control of Your Medical Wishes

Published: April 5, 2019

It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in – having someone else make medical decisions for you because you’re unable to do so. And yet, only about a third of U.S. adults have living wills or other form of advance directives – documents that inform medical personnel and loved ones what you want… Read More