Entries by damg16

It’s Important to Choose Special Needs Advocates on All Fronts

One of the most valuable services to secure for children and adults with special needs are those of an advocate. Advocates can be special needs attorneys or non-lawyer professionals who are supervised by attorneys. They can also be parents or family members of someone with special needs who self-advocates on their behalf. While levels of […]

How Does Medicare Advantage Enrollment Work?

Right now, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period is underway. This is the annual time, from October 15th through December 7th, when eligible seniors can sign-up for Medicare for the first time, and current participants who want to make changes to their existing coverage can do so. There are different types of Medicare. Medicare Part A […]

Certain Prescription Drugs May Be Shown to Increase Risks of Dementia

Multiple studies in recent years have revealed a disconcerting connection between certain common prescription drugs and dementia. While there’s still much research to be done, and the studies stop short of saying that the drugs in question cause dementia, the findings are nevertheless quite serious. In fact, according to the results of scientific studies published […]

A Personal Care Agreement Can Eliminate Elder-Care Family Conflicts

The transition from matriarch or patriarch to dependent senior can be tough. Even the most functional and well-meaning families can be reduced to ugly conflicts when it comes to deciding the best course of action regarding caregiving services for an elder parent. In many situations, a parent declines caregiving services initially provided by family members. […]

Can Your Florida Power of Attorney Do What You Need It To?

As much as you can try to plan for every situation that may arise throughout your life, inevitably some unexpected circumstances can come up. While an estate plan cannot prevent accidents or illnesses from occurring, it can provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind. Estate planning is more than just creating a […]

Providing Care Through the Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is a disease marked by confusion and uncertainty – and not just for those living with it, but also for their family members and loved ones. One of the best ways to gain clarity for everyone involved is to try to understand the disease and its three stages. Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of […]

Learn the Signs of Elder Abuse to Protect Florida Seniors

Research tells us that elder abuse continues to be on the rise across America. Elder abuse is described by the National Council on Aging as “physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment.” It specifically refers to the abuse that occurs on the population of Older Americans. “Older Americans” is a generational term […]