The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) established May as National Elder Law Month as a way to educate older Americans and their families on living trusts, powers of attorney, physical and financial elder abuse, Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, and other important issues. This annual event is an opportunity for NAELA member attorneys to meet face-to-face with their neighbors in the community to answer questions on timely issues for older Americans and their families.
A recent article in the New York Times (“Alcohol Abuse is Rising Among Older Adults”), pointed out a disturbing trend: problem drinking is rising fast among older adults. Although those over 65 remained far less likely to drink than younger people — about 55 percent of older participants told interviewers they had imbibed in the […]
On August 16, 2017, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the new Hospice Compare website. The website is searchable by either the name of the hospice agency or by zip code.
Many studies have found a connection between quality of sleep and memory. Good deep sleep helps the brain convert short term memories into long term ones, so you can better remember something the next day. Unfortunately, as discussed in a Wall Street Journal article quality sleep can be difficult as we age. One new experimental […]