elder care

May is National Elder Law Month

Elder Law attorneys across America are taking the opportunity this month to highlight educational opportunities for the public to learn about topics that affect our aging population. Below are some suggestions for gaining more knowledge on important subjects.

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) has a new YouTube video series called Law Facts that anyone can watch online to obtain information about many interesting legal topics. Some of the Law Facts topics that pertain to our field of practice are:

Family Challenges For The Elderly During The Holidays

Our practice sees many families over the months of November and December who struggle with coping during the holidays. Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton published an article about how to help manage stress and the emotional strain that can manifest itself during the holiday season, not only for the elderly, but also for the caregivers and family members of the elderly. 

Read the entire article here: https://dayton.havenbehavioral.com/family-challenges-holidays/

 

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Ten Reasons Families Fight About Senior Care

We see a lot of dissension in our office among family members who have differing opinions about the type of long term care that mom or dad should receive and how the parent's money should be spent to pay for the care.

Not to "beat a dead horse," but many of the issues that family members fight about could have been resolved if mom and dad had made the decisions in advance by doing their estate planning and developing a long-term care plan years in advance.

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