If you are caring for an aging parent or grandparent, you already understand how difficult it can be to provide quality care while still trying to focus on your own career and/or immediate family. A geriatric care manager may be the solution. To help you decide, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain how a geriatric care manager might be able to help you. Caregiver Facts and Figures If you are the primary caregiver for an elderly parent (or other loved one), … [Read more...] about How Can a Geriatric Care Manager Help Me?
What Is a Senior Life Settlement?
As a retiree, you are likely hoping to enjoy your “Golden Years” without having to worry about finances. If you are concerned that may not be the case, your life insurance policy may be one potential source of financial assistance that you may not have considered. With that in mind, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC discuss the possibility of turning your life insurance into a senior life settlement. What Is a Senior Life Settlement? You have likely been paying … [Read more...] about What Is a Senior Life Settlement?
When determining whether an individual qualifies for Medicaid, states impose both functional and financial tests. Functional means that the applicant must demonstrate medical need. Financial means that such an individual must demonstrate financial need. With proper planning though, it’s possible to meet the financial need prong even if assets exceed the threshold amount set by the state. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Medicaid Planning
5 Things You Should Know About Elder Law
Whether for yourself or for someone you care for, you will likely need to rely on an elder law attorney at some point in your life for advice and/or guidance. As the nation’s population of older individuals continues to grow at a heretofore unprecedented pace, legal issues that impact the elderly have taken on heightened importance. With that in mind, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain five things you should know about elder law. Watch your YouTube video … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Should Know About Elder Law
Educate Yourself for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Given the increasing prevalence of the disease, most of us know someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or who is helping care for someone with the disease. Nationally, the month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Recognizing the need for heightened awareness of this disease, President Ronald Reagan made this designation in 1983. With that in mind, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC urge you to get involved and educate yourself for … [Read more...] about Educate Yourself for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Why a Family Caregiver Is Not Always the Best Option
People in the U.S. are fortunate to have a longer average life expectancy than people in most other countries. Living longer, however, comes at a price. It often means spending more time battling the aging process and increases the odds of needing a caregiver or nursing home. If you find yourself headed toward the need for a caregiver, your initial preference is probably to have a family caregiver take care of you at home. While this is certainly understandable, the Los Angeles elder law … [Read more...] about Why a Family Caregiver Is Not Always the Best Option
Does My Parent Need a Legal Guardian?
If you are an adult child with an aging parent, there may come a time when you begin to worry about your parent’s ability to make personal and/or financial decisions. If your parent is suffering from Alzheimer’s, or another age-related dementia condition, you have even more reason for concern. At the same time, you probably do not want to take away your parent’s freedom and autonomy. Failing to act, however, could lead to your parent being injured or victimized. How do you know when your parent … [Read more...] about Does My Parent Need a Legal Guardian?
Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
Being a caregiver for an elderly loved one is often mentally, physically, and financially exhausting when you live close by and have the resources close at hand to help. Providing that care from a distance adds yet another level of stress and anxiety to an already challenging task. To help alleviate some of that stress, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC offer some tips for long-distance caregivers. Caregiving Facts and Figures According to the National Alliance … [Read more...] about Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
The average life expectancy of an American has almost doubled in the last century. While living longer is certainly something we can all be thankful for, we must also live with the effects of the natural aging process for longer than our ancestors did as a result. That means we all stand a much better chance of needing long-term care (LTC) at some point before the end of our lives. If you (or a spouse) do end up in LTC, how will you pay for the high cost of that care? Long-term care insurance is … [Read more...] about Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
5 Reasons You Might Need an Elder Law Attorney
If you had a contract dispute, you would seek out an attorney who practices contract law. If you found yourself charged with committing a crime, you would want an attorney to represent you who focuses his/her practice on criminal law. Because it is a relatively new area of the law, however, you may not recognize when you need the assistance of an elder law attorney. To make sure you recognize that need if it arises, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC offer five reasons … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Might Need an Elder Law Attorney