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Informal Estate Plan

Informal Estate Plan

Many times clients think they have solved their division of assets (after their death) by making up an informal estate plan of their own device. They may name their most responsible child as Personal Representative or Trustee in their estate planning documents, and...

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2020 VA Benefits

2020 VA Benefits

Many of our clients are war-time Veterans who may look to the VA for some help with payment of their long-term care costs and knowing the 2020 VA benefits available is crucial. There are two paths in VA to receive monthly payments: disability or pension. Disability...

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Incapacity Planning in Florida

Incapacity Planning in Florida

Incapacity Planning is vital were you to have a sudden illness or life-threatening injury.  More people are thinking about the implications of the possibility of a bad bout with COVID-19 and where that would leave them legally and financially.  The good news...

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Managing Isolation during COVID-19

Managing Isolation during COVID-19

Things have changed so much in 2020 and managing isolation has been critical. Every aspect of our life has changed in some way. Events are cancelled, many stores and movie theaters are closed, and gatherings are too risky. No one wants to be that super spreader who...

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What is a Care Plan Meeting?

What is a Care Plan Meeting?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you will soon hear the term “care plan meeting.” Shortly after moving in a new resident, each nursing home is required by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to develop a plan of care. This helps the facility know what...

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The “New Normal”

The “New Normal”

We are all getting restless with the “new normal.” With some states starting to open up you may be wondering how you will know if it is safe to leave your shelter-in-place. Of course it was always ok in Florida to go out for essentials (medical care, groceries,...

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Surveillance Cameras in Nursing Homes

Surveillance Cameras in Nursing Homes

The decision to place a loved one is difficult. How will you know if they are lonely or neglected? What if a staff member is rough in helping with daily needs? You might think part of the solution could include installing a hidden camera in the room. The technology...

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Coronavirus and Dementia

Coronavirus and Dementia

Everyone is still trying to adjust to the brave new world of Covid-19. Things changed so quickly and thoroughly that it can be hard to remember that just a few short weeks ago we still were not too concerned about the threat. Now events are cancelled and most people...

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Elements of Successful Aging

Elements of Successful Aging

When we talk about successful or successful aging, what exactly do we mean? Who defines that? Successful aging has been defined in numerous ways. Definitions usually include like disease prevention, high physical and cognitive functioning, and the ability to engage in...

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More Covid19 Scams on the Way

More Covid19 Scams on the Way

We previously blogged about Covid19 scams related to the coronavirus (link to prior blog). Since then a new opportunity has arisen for scammers in the form of the stimulus passed by Congress. All taxpayers under a certain income level will get checks or direct...

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