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
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
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?
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
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?
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
Si tuviera una disputa contractual, buscaría un abogado que practique el derecho contractual. Si se encuentra acusado de cometer un delito, querrá que lo represente un abogado que centre su práctica en el derecho penal. Sin embargo, debido a que es un área relativamente nueva de la ley, es posible que no reconozca cuándo necesita la asistencia de un abogado de derecho de ancianos. Para asegurarse de reconocer esa necesidad si surge, los abogados de la ley de ancianos de Los Ángeles en … [Read more...] about 5 Razones por las que Podría Necesitar un Abogado de la Ley de Ancianos
Deciding to move parent to a nursing home is rarely a decision that is easily made. It is often a necessary decision, however, to prevent serious injury or victimization by those who prey on vulnerable seniors. Once the decision has been made, the next step is to find the best nursing home for your parent. To help make that dauting task a little easier, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC offer some guidance to help you choose the best nursing home for your … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Best Nursing Home for a Parent
There was a time when a family would typically remain within a small geographical area for generations. Moving far away from your extended family was simply not commonly done. Today, however, it is the norm to live hundreds, even thousands, of miles away from even your close family members. Advances in technology make keeping in touch much easier; however, providing care from afar for an elderly loved one remains difficult. A Los Angeles elder law attorney at Schomer Law Group, APC offers some … [Read more...] about Providing Care from Afar
Most people are fully aware of the fact that Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program, which is a need-based health insurance benefit. Because it is intended for people with limited resources, there is a $2000 ceiling on assets. Why is Medi-Cal relevant to elder law attorneys? The majority of seniors will need living assistance eventually, and three out of every ten will require nursing home care. A year in a Los Angeles nursing home comes with a price tag of over $100,000, … [Read more...] about What Are the Medi-Cal Rules for a Healthy Spouse?