Legal Planning to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

There is currently no cure for the more than 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease. Projections by the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) are that by 2050 more than 14 million Americans will suffer from this disease. What can you do if you are medically diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Aside from following the advice of your medical …

A National Study Using Technology Sensors in Seniors’ Home – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health is funding a 7 million dollar, four-year study that accumulates sensor information from senior living behaviors at home. The goal of the study is to monitor and detect health changes in older adults allowing them to live safer and longer in their own homes. …

How to Help Protect Seniors from COVID-19 – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

By now, everyone in America knows something about the COVID-19 global pandemic, also known as the coronavirus. News media programming continues to broadcast information about this virus with varying degrees of accuracy, which has created some confusion, especially for seniors who are the most vulnerable. Rightathome.net, a leader in the in-home senior care industry, provides clear …

Health Care Power of Attorney: Specific or General – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

You have the right to decide what kind of medical treatment you want to receive from doctors and health-care providers. If you can speak up at the time, you can express your wishes yourself. But if you become incapable because you’re ill or injured, you need to plan in advance. Designate a person whom you …

Having a Will and Trust is Essential – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Your last will and testament is a set of legal instructions that communicates your wishes regarding your dependents and how to dispose of your property when you die. If you have people who you love and care for, then creating a will for your peace of mind and their protection is the right thing to …

Family Caregiving During the Coronavirus

There are new challenges to meet for family systems with loved ones who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus yet still require caregiving. Family caregivers that use to aid their family directly, now find themselves learning how to be long-distance providers during this pandemic. US News reports that before the coronavirus, thirteen percent of Americans provided long-distance …

The Plight of Some US Nursing Homes – Patrick J. Kelleher Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

The most vulnerable of Americans are in our nation’s nursing homes. When the novel coronavirus did hit, these nursing homes became its ground zero as many residents and workers did not receive testing, and staff found obtaining personal protective equipment a struggle. Some facilities tended to downplay the severity of the outbreaks. Couple these issues …

Alzheimer’s Disease 2020 Facts and Statistics – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

There are over 400 types of dementia. While that number is staggering, the most common cause of dementia is due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the 2020 Facts and Figures report published by the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). Other better-known types of dementia include vascular, Lewy Body disease, frontotemporal dementia, and early-onset dementia.    kindlycare.com As of …

Isolation Due to COVID-19 May Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

As some of the most vulnerable Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults are staying at home to lower their risk of infection as the coronavirus spreads throughout communities. The American Bar Association (ABA) reports that an unfortunate outgrowth from this isolation is an increase in risk factors for elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Senior …

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