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Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog

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

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Feb 06, 2020

Tomorrow May Come Sooner Than You Think…

We recently had a new client come to see us regarding life care planning at the urging of her children. She was the primary caregiver for her husband who has advanced dementia and needs 24-hour care. She was in good health and felt she was managing well for the moment but was interested in beginning a discussion about what her options would be if his care needs increased or if something happened to her.» Read More

Jan 30, 2020

What Is the Role of the Geriatric Social Worker in Your Elder Care Law Practice?

Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, answers your questions. This video addresses the role of our geriatric social worker, Lori Kayne, in our practice.

Peace of Mind is a video blog production series from the Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.» Read More

Jan 23, 2020

How Is Your Practice Different From Other Trusts and Estate Lawyers or a General Attorney Who Does Wills and Real Estate?

Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, answers your questions. This video addresses how Shana’s practice at Norris McLaughlin differs from other trusts and estate lawyers or a general attorney who handles wills and real estate.» Read More

Dec 31, 2019

Five Suggestions for Elder Care If You or Your Elderly Parents Have “One Foot on the Banana Peel”

Shana and I recently had a new client, “Jane,” that came to see us because she was concerned about her elderly parents. Both are in their 90s and although they are still living independently, she is noticing both a physical and cognitive decline in both. » Read More

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

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