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What You Need to Know About Elder Law

To some, the concept of elder law may sound a bit ambiguous and mysterious. Judging by its name, we assume that it has everything to do with seniors and nothing to do with younger people. We’d be wrong. In fact, Elder law is the general term referring to legal advocacy

3 questions to ask yourself about your health care agent

It can be tough to think about end-of-life or emergency medical care. After all, serious illnesses or injuries are enough to make anyone shudder. Still, you may eventually become incapable of making medical decisions for yourself. If so, you likely do not want to leave what happens to you to chance.  In

Worker shortage causing concerns over elder care

Nursing homes often become the only option when your parents get older and can no longer live on their own. The idea of putting them in an Arizona nursing home, though, may fill you with dread. It is no secret that these facilities have some issues, including problems with abuse

Elder-care shortcomings may be a serious issue for some seniors

Arizona may need more than 40,000 new direct-care workers to cover the increasing need for elder-care support. As reported by the Arizona Daily Star, home-care professionals note there has been insufficient planning for the wave of seniors who are beginning to require late-in-life care. In addition to health-care providers and public agencies,

Fiduciary Selection: Choose Wisely!

Fiduciary selection is one of the most important decisions you make in your estate plan, whether through a trust, will, or powers of attorney.  A fiduciary is someone who acts on your behalf, particularly in the event of your incapacity or death.  Many people seem to give it little thought,

How to know when a parent should stop driving

It can be difficult for both you and your elderly parent to have a discussion about giving up driving privileges. A driver’s license is an important symbol that represents independence and self-sufficiency. Therefore, the issue may be emotionally charged for your parent. What is important to remember when preparing to

How to talk to an aging parent about estate planning

As an adult child of an aging parent, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. As your parent gets older, you must grapple with the fact that he or she may pass away soon. With this reality at the forefront of your thoughts, you likely have some