November 23, 2017

Paul Osterman, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, recently wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal where he offers an explanation for the high price of home health care. With costs of around $20 per hour, understanding why home health care cos...

November 18, 2017

A study released last month from Merrill Lynch and AgeWave (“The Journey of Caregiving: Honor, Responsibility and Financial Complexity”) examines the emotional, functional and financial implications of caregiving. While 7 out of 10 Americans turning age 65 today will n...

November 16, 2017

I’m often asked if I specialize in elder law.  Not only do I answer “yes”, I typically try to explain the reason for my answer.  While there are many attorneys who claim to be elder law attorneys, certainly not all specialize in it.  I believe an attorney who claims to...

November 11, 2017

Alzheimer’s is a devastating chronic neurodegenerative disease.  The progressive mental deterioration associated with Alzheimer’s impacts basic bodily functions such as walking and swallowing and eventually leads to death.  Diagnosing Alzheimer’s can be a challenge due...

November 8, 2017

A recent Kaiser Health News article (“Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: How To Choose”) offers some helpful advice on choosing between a traditional Medicare plan and a Medicare Advantage plan.  While Medicare Advantage plans are required to provide the same benefits of...

November 4, 2017

The Social Security Administration recently announced that more than 65 million recipients will receive a 2% cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2018. For the average retiree, that means an increase of $27.00 per month.  Yet before you make plans on what to do with thi...

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