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Monday, November 30, 2020

Nursing Home Reopenings: What to Know Before You Go


It may have been months since you have been able to see your loved one living in a nursing home. COVID-19 restrictions have been especially stringent in these facilities as the residents are part of a particularly vulnerable population and have been shown to be extremely susceptible to contracting the virus and experiencing extremely severe, even life-threatening, symptoms. After extended closures to the public, nursing homes across the country are beginning to reopen. They are, however, doing so cautiously. Before you go to visit your loved one in a nursing home that is planning to reopen, here are some things you will want to know about.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What Burial and Memorial Benefits Are Offered by the VA?


There are many benefits offered by the VA that, unfortunately, many veterans are not aware of. These benefits are well earned and veterans should know about them. For instance, did you know that the VA offers burial and memorial benefits to qualifying veterans and, in some instances, spouses of veterans? Here, we discuss what exactly may be available to you in the way of burial and memorial benefits offered by the VA.

What Burial and Memorial Benefits are Offered by the VA?

The type of burial and memorial benefits offered by the VA will largely depend on a few factors, including when the veteran passed away, how the veteran passed away, and where the veteran wants to be laid to arrest. For service-related deaths, the VA pays up to $2,000 to cover burial costs if the veteran died on or after September 11, 2001.
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Monday, November 23, 2020

What You Should Know About Medicare Open Enrollment


Each year, Medicare open enrollment happens. Beginning on October 15 and ending on December 7, open enrollment marks an important opportunity for eligible individuals to enroll in Medicare plans or make changes to existing coverage selections. It is important that Medicare participants take time each year to review their existing Medicare coverage and make any changes needed in order to maximize their coverage opportunities.
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Thursday, October 29, 2020

How Testamentary Capacity Is Determined


Testamentary capacity is essential to making a valid will. In fact, testamentary capacity refers to the mental capability of a person to establish a formal will. For a person drafting a will, referred to as the “testator,” having testamentary capacity is a requirement for the will to be recognized as valid.
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Monday, October 26, 2020

Taking Time to Honor Our Seniors on International Day of Older Persons


The year 2020 has thrown some difficult things in our way as a nation and a global community. The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the health and well-being of people across the world. While new information comes out almost daily as researchers search for a vaccine and a better understanding of this novel virus, one thing seems to have been clear from the beginning which is that seniors tend to be much more susceptible to the dangers associated with contracting COVID-19. This has led to extra strict measures being recommended and required for seniors and senior communities, such as nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Isolation has been a sad side effect of these strict, but necessary measures.
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

When Should You Revisit Your Estate Plan?


Having an estate plan in place means that you have taken a valuable step towards protecting a future you want for you and your family. In order for an estate plan to be most effective, however, it needs to remain updated so that it always falls in line with your most current wishes. This means that you should take time to revisit your estate plan, especially after major life events, in order to make sure that it still reflects what you want for you and your loved ones.
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Health Care Documents You Should Have in Place for Your College-Age Kid


Life in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic sometimes seems dominated by fear and anxiety. The potential of life-threatening illness looms in the air and many people feel lost as to what they can do to regain some sort of control over this new life. This can be especially true for parents that are sending their college-aids kids off to school. While campuses have made major efforts to put protections in place geared towards keeping staff and students as safe and healthy as possible, there is still that fear of what could be. One way to help find some peace of mind and regain a sense of control is to evaluate what legal tools you have in place to protect your college kid should some kind of health crisis befall them.
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Friday, September 25, 2020

How to Boost the Morale of a Loved One living in a Nursing Home During COVID-19


We are all struggling with the impacts that the spread of COVID-19 have had on the world. Seniors, in particular, have been hit hard by social distancing measures. While these are in place to help protect groups like the elderly, who are at a high risk of infection, there has been a serious toll taken on the mental health and well being of seniors. This is especially true for those living in nursing homes. Most, if not all, nursing homes have closed doors to visitors in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to residents.
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe During Hurricane Season


Hurricane season is in full swing and residents of the Carolinas are all too familiar with the havoc that storm season can bring upon communities. In times of severe weather, seniors can be particularly vulnerable as they often have limited mobility and heightened caretaking needs. This is why it is of the utmost importance that we all plan ahead on how we can keep our elderly loved ones safe and secure during hurricane season. Read more . . .


Thursday, August 27, 2020

How to Talk to Your Parents About Moving to a Senior Care Facility


There will come a time when most of us will have to have a very difficult conversation with our parents about their long term care plans. It is a fact of life that, many times, our parents will end up with a need for a level of care that is above that which we can provide them with. When this time arrives, you want both you and your parents to be prepared to make the smoothest possible transition. This smooth transition all begins with talking to your parents about moving to a Read more . . .


Monday, August 24, 2020

Why You Can Never Be Too Young to Estate Plan


When you hear people talking about estate planning, you may associate it with your parents or your grandparents. You may think about it as something that wealthy individuals do to protect their assets and figure out where their money will go after they die. Estate planning is about so much more though.
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