Senior Care – Medical Equipment And Supplies

Purchasing Senior Care Medical Equipment And Supplies Seniors who require health supplies and medical equipment usually depend on their insurance plan to make such purchases. There are private plans and public plans. Those that are fortunate enough to have private eldercare insurance will usually be provided with a complete listing of covered and non-covered items and you should Read more…

Hearing Aids For Seniors

How And Why Hearing Aids Work What Is A Hearing Aid? Senior hearing aids are small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in Read more…

Senior Safety Monitoring Devices

Ensuring Senior Safety Through Technology Falls can often turn into fatal injuries. In fact, according to many elder experts, falls are the number one cause of death due to injury in people over age 75. This is particularly true with elders suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or any form of dementia mainly because they are prone to get disoriented Read more…

Guardianships – Two Types

Guardianships The role of the legal guardian is to care for a child when the parents are unable to. Guardianship law involving the care over a minor falls under state jurisdiction. Each state has their own rules and procedures that must be followed carefully. In most states, there are two different types of guardianships: Guardianships over the Read more…

Conservatorships

Types Of Conservatorships A Conservatorship is a court action, commonly brought by an interested party, usually an adult child of an aging parent who petitions the court to appoint a fiduciary called a conservator whose legal duty it is to make all major legal and financial decisions for the benefit of a person called the  “conservatee” who, no longer possesses the mental Read more…

District Of Columbia Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services

What Is Legal-Aid And Pro Bono Services? Legal aid and Pro Bono services help low-income people by offering legal advice and services for those who are unable to afford them. As legal fees rise, fewer people are able to afford legal services such as eviction, divorce, bankruptcy, and employment matters. Each legal aid provider listed below Read more…

Can I Obtain Conservatorship For My Mother? Q & A

OBTAINING A CONSERVATORSHIP YOUR PARENT   My mother is 78 years old and she has recently been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s. Both her neurologist and geriatric care physicians informed us that she still knows what she is doing and can make meaningful decisions on her own behalf. I have two brothers that believe our mother should Read more…

If I Reside In Another Country Can I Still Collect My Social Security Benefits?

  Yes, if you are a U.S. citizen, you can live abroad without affecting your right to collect your Social Security benefits. If you are not a U.S. citizen and you later return to live in the United States, you must provide evidence of your non-citizen status from the other country in order to receive benefits Read more…

Circumstances That Affect Your Right To Social Security Retirement Benefits

  According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) the following events may affect your right to collect all or part of your Social Security benefits: The first circumstance is getting married or divorced. Either one changes the economic circumstances of your living situation and therefor your benefits. If you receive your spouse’s benefits, your benefits Read more…

How Much Can I Earn Before It Affects My Social Security Benefits? Q & A

How Earnings Affect Retirement Benefits Will The Amount I Earn Affect My Social Security Benefits? You are permitted to collect Social Security retirement benefits while you are employed. Your earnings, in and after the month you reach your full retirement age, will not affect your Social Security benefits. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will Read more…