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Senior Scam - Life Insurance

Senior Scam - Life Insurance

Stranger originated life insurance (“STOLI”) is a type of insurance arrangement in which a person you don’t know very well (the “stranger”) takes out a policy on your life. It's a new type of…
Nevada’s COPE Program

What caregivers should know about Nevada’s COPE Program.

The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division's Community Service Options Program for the Elderly (“COPE”) provides non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes...
National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16th

National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16th

In an effort to promote the use of Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care Decisions, Drizin Law will prepare these documents free of charge for anyone scheduling an appointment on or before April 16, 2018.  Please contact us at (702) 798-4955.
Home care vs home health care

Understanding the difference between “home care” and “home health care”.

Many seniors and caregivers confuse “home health care” with “home care”.
5 Ways to Save On Your Divorce

5 Ways to Save On Your Divorce

Divorce can be a long and stressful process, but if you seek out competent legal counsel, it doesn’t have to break the bank.
Helping Seniors Through Technology

Helping Seniors Through Technology

The Colorado Legislature’s Joint Technology Committee met in June 2017 to hear about the technological developments that may help
Drizin Law named of one the Top Litigation Firms in Las Vegas

Drizin Law named one of the Top Litigation Firms

Drizin Law is pleased to announce that Expertise.com has recognized us as one of the Top Litigation firms in Las Vegas. 151 law firms were evaluated and the selection criteria included the law firms…
What's Love Got to Do With It?

What's Love Got to Do With It?

It's Valentine's day, and in years past I might have bought flowers or candy. These days I'm likely to enjoy a nice dinner with my wife, but it got me thinking........how do we really show love? As I've…
A Powerless Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney

The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters (“DPOA”) is an immensely important part of every estate plan.
Hints for Caregivers

Helpful Hints for Caregivers

Reuters recently reported that a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that for obese people over age 64, the combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is better…
Diet or Regular Soda?

Diet or Regular Soda?

More tips for family caregivers: Most people think that drinking a diet soda is a healthy alternative to regular soda.  However, CNN reported that gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not…
Common Scams aimed at Seniors in 2016

Common Scams aimed at Seniors in 2016

    Are you or Have you been scammed? A review of more than 5 million fraud and other complaints filed with the FTC in 2015 and 2016 showed that consumers aged 60 and over primarily…
Emotional support may be the key for seniors living by themselves

Emotional support may be the key for seniors living by themselves

One of the toughest decisions a guardian will have to make is whether a senior should continue to remain at home by himself/herself.  A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology indicated…
How to obtain a spouse’s medical records?

How to obtain a spouse’s medical records?

Another potential medical nightmare: obtaining medical records The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President…
Issues Regarding “Life Sustaining Treatment”

Issues Regarding “Life Sustaining Treatment”

A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions (also known as a “Living Will”) authorizes your agent to make decisions about your care when you are unable to do so.  One of the most important…
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR GUARDIANS AND CAREGIVERS

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR GUARDIANS AND CAREGIVERS

Helpful Information for Guardians and Caregivers Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?  Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls…
Preventing Dementia: A New Study

Preventing Dementia: A New Study

Engaging in regular physical exercise, eating a Mediterranean Diet, not smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation were all found to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…
Brain Training and Dementia

Brain Training and Dementia

One of the most common reasons for the imposition of a guardianship is the onset of dementia.  When a person is no longer able to manage their financial or medical affairs as a result of cognitive impairments,…