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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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Glass Art Sculpture

Glass Art Sculpture

Enter our drawing to win this custom made art glass sculpture made by Attorney Jill Burzynski. When Jill isn't using her left brain in the law, she is using her right brain with her art. We will enter your name in the drawing not only when you sign up, but also when...

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How to Apply for Benefits

How to Apply for Benefits

Often family members will approach our firm with questions about Medicaid. What is Medicaid? What does it cover? Can I apply for benefits for my parents? Medicaid is designed to help pay for costs associated with long term care needs. Medicaid recipients include...

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Mediterranean Diet Benefits for Seniors

Mediterranean Diet Benefits for Seniors

Researchers may have found another benefit of the so-called Mediterranean diet. According to a recent report in HealthDay News, the Mediterranean diet gives extra protection to seniors who are close adherents of the diet. This diet mimics the way many Mediterranean...

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What is the SECURE Act and what does it change?

What is the SECURE Act and what does it change?

Congress passed the SECURE act in December of 2019 and it took effect January 1, 2020. SECURE stands for Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement. It makes important changes to the rules governing IRAs, 401ks, and other retirement accounts. Some terms I...

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