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Helping families face aging, illness, and disability through estate planning, asset preservation, and life care planning.

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Dec 03, 2019

Stepping in or Overstepping? Identifying When Help Is Needed During Holiday Visits

It’s that time of year: holiday music, traffic, and annual pilgrimages to see parents, aunts, and uncles who live far away. As more seniors are living longer, more are living alone. This increases their risk of abuse and neglect.

The holidays are a good time to check on our loved ones and assess what assistance they might need to safely age in their homes.» Read More

Sep 03, 2019

How the Public Charge Immigration Change Affects Seniors and Disabled Individuals

In August, the Department of Homeland Security issued the final version of its revised “Public Charge” regulation. This rule is scheduled to go into effect in October, although legal challenges are expected.

If implemented, the rule could have devastating effects on individuals with disabilities and seniors who are immigrants, as well as those who rely on caregivers who are immigrants.» Read More

Aug 01, 2019

CFPB Issues Warning on Elder Financial Abuse Reporting

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was the latest government agency to issue an advisory to financial institutions regarding the financial exploitation of older Americans. The update urges financial institutions to make a report whenever they suspect that an older adult is the target or victim of financial exploitation.» Read More

Jul 15, 2019

New Bill Promises to Streamline New Jersey Medicaid Application Process

The New Jersey legislature has unanimously passed a bill that promises to dramatically improve the implementation of Medicaid throughout the state. The bill has strong support by all stakeholders. Although it is expected that Gov. Murphy will sign the bill, advocates are urging the public to call and encourage him to do so.» Read More

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