If you have an elderly parent, grandparent, or another loved one who has succumbed to the natural aging process and now needs help to live alone, you may be struggling with the available options. The idea of putting your loved one in a nursing home probably doesn’t sit well with you or with them. Fortunately, there are other options that may work to delay or even avoid the need for nursing home care. To get you started, the Los Angeles attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain some common … [Read more...] about Alternatives to Nursing Home Care in California
Almost 7 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s in the United States and that figure is only expected to increase in the coming years. Because Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, those who have been diagnosed with the disease will eventually need various levels of care. If a loved one was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and you plan on being a caregiver, you need to know what to expect. Toward that end, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC discuss … [Read more...] about Understanding Alzheimer’s: Tips for Effective Caregiving
As the population of older adults continues to increase in the United States, so does the need for safe and compassionate long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, the reality is that elder abuse is a very real and very prevalent threat to nursing home residents. If you believe that a loved one is being abused or mistreated in a California nursing home, you have options. Toward that end, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain how to file a complaint against a … [Read more...] about How Do I File a Complaint Against a Nursing Home in California?
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?
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
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
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?