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While we all love to save money and time, your estate plan is not a good place to cut corners. DIY estate planners often use inexpensive will templates and generic online legal advice to draft an estate plan on the cheap. A new Wall Street Journal article, gives a few reasons to reconsider this strategy. More
A Pennsylvania Court has ruled that Clarence and Barbara Scott are not financially responsible for the 31 year old autistic son’s care. The Scotts who reside in New Jersey, had placed their special needs son in a Pennsylvania care facility. After New Jersey cut its funding for out of state placements, the Scott’s refused to have their son move back to Pennsylvania allegedly due to a lack of an appropriate facility for him. After 14 months, the Scott’s son was returned to New Jersey and the Scotts were billed $205,000 by the facility which they refused to pay. The court rejected the care facility’s argument that Pennsylvania law controlled. More
The Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed policy change to increase the deduction allowed a Medicaid recipient’s patient pay amount for a guardianship/ conservatorship fee. Beginning October 1 – if approved – the deduction for guardianship/ conservatorship fee for a Medicaid recipient will be increased from $83.00 to $95.00 per month. More
It is always sad to witness a senior’s ability to drive deteriorate. For many, driving is strongly correlated with independence. While it is essential to keep your loved one and other drivers safe, there are some ways to keep aging loved ones on the road longer. In addition to driving classes, here are a few types of technology that can make driving safer:
- Backup aids. You can purchase a backup aid that attaches to the rearview mirror. It increases visibility and makes it easier to see blind spots. This can be good for seniors who might have a hard time turning their heads to adequately check blind spots.
- Backup camera. Many new cars come with backup cameras, or you can purchase one to be added to the car. This technology also makes it easier to see what is behind the car and can warn the driver before they back into something.
- Blindspot mirror. These are mirrors that attach to side mirrors and make it easier to see blind spots. Some more expensive ones can alert the driver of nearby objects.
- Collision warning system. You can also purchase collision warning systems that alert the driver if they are too close to an object and might collide.
- Emergency services. There are also programs that can automatically report an accident. One program, Hum, also monitors the car for mechanical problems.