Happy New Year to All

Happy New Year

Wishing you a happy and safe New Year. We appreciate your business and loyalty and look forward to serving you in 2019! If you have not set up your estate plan OR have a will but are considering a trust,…
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What You Need to Know About Nevada Guardianship Costs

Types of Guardianships in Nevada Guardianship is a legal way to protect people and their assets when the person is not able to handle their own affairs. Children under age 18 are considered legally incapacitated…
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…
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…
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,…
Understanding the Difference Between Palliative and Hospice Care

Understanding the Difference Between Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for…
Concerns about Reporting Exploitation

Further Efforts to Remove Concerns about Reporting Exploitation

The House of Representatives has passed a bill in July that would make it easier for financial advisors to report financial abuse
Medication Tips for Family Guardians

Medication Tips for Family Guardians

“Polypharmacy” is a term used to describe the use of four or more medications by a patient. Currently, 44% of men and 57% of women older than age 65 take five or more medications per week
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Cancelling Door-to-Door Solicitations

Seniors are often targeted by door-to-door solicitations.  Door-to-door solicitations are defined as a sale made by a seller at a place other than the seller’s place of business.  However, these sales do not include transactions conducted completely by mail or telephone.
Alzheimer Resources

Alzheimer Resources

The Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to providing service and support to Alzheimer’s patients, family members and caregivers throughout Arizona and Southern Nevada. The…
Electronic Monitoring of Loved Ones - have we gone too far?

Electronic Monitoring of Loved Ones - have we gone too far?

The April edition of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys News Magazine contained an interesting article about the ability of families to use electronic monitoring in nursing homes or assisted living…
PERSON - CENTERED CARE

PERSON - CENTERED CARE

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for the protection of the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents at facilities for long-term care. The Nevada Legislature recently enacted…
Saving A Loved One From Exploitation by a Family Member

Saving A Loved One From Exploitation by a Family Member

An Ohio Grand Jury recently indicted a woman of kidnapping, abduction, theft, and fraud. Even more shocking is that the charges are based upon the defendant's allegedly holding her mother against her will…
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The Dangers of a Family Caregiver

The stress of being a family caregiver can be enormous.  One recent study reflected 31% of family caregivers admit they want more help and 25% expressed they resent other family members who don’t help…
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Durable Powers of Attorney - Part III

The durable power of attorney can be an effective and efficient alternative to the guardianship process. However, it simply is not a foolproof method to ensure guardianship may not be necessary.  There…
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Durable Powers of Attorney - Part II

A durable power of attorney is only an effective alternative to guardianship if a third party will recognize the document.  It is important to understand what options the third party has when presented…
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Is there an easy way to avoid guardianship?

Seniors have a number of legitimate concerns about the costs associated with the guardianship process. However, there is an easy (and inexpensive) way to generally avoid guardianship while still being…
WHAT YOU SEE MATTERS...

WHAT YOU SEE MATTERS...

On September 22, 2014, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a decision that the sister, and not the mother, of a cognitively impaired woman should be awarded guardianship.  The…