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What Are Advance Directives?

by |March 28, 2020

When Florida lawyers use the term “advance directives”, what do we mean? Advance Directives is the umbrella term that describes documents that you put in place before you become incapacitated that are designed to speak for you if you do become incapacitated.

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Advance Directives Estate Planning Wills

Estate Planning Project At Home

by |March 21, 2020

Being homebound due to the coronavirus has many challenges. One potentially unexpected challenge is trying to figure out how to […]

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Estate Planning

The SECURE Act Has Arrived

by |January 5, 2020

Many people name their children as the beneficiaries of their IRA accounts. One of the advantages for your child in […]

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Long-Term Care Medicaid

Holiday Surprises

by |December 22, 2019

Usually when we hear the term “holiday surprises” we think about a special gift or an unexpected, but welcome visit […]

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Long-Term Care

The Comforting Power of Pets At Work at the Caregiver’s Holiday PAWS Pause

by |November 29, 2019

Pets bring a special joy into our lives. They are faithful companions, loving family members and sometimes even our therapists. […]

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Long-Term Care

November Is National Family Caregivers Month

by |November 10, 2019

Caring for a family member can sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride. It can deepen the bond you have with your loved one, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. Caregivers are usually so busy giving care that they often forget to take care of themselves.

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Advance Directives Estate Planning Long-Term Care Wills

When Did You Last Update Your Durable Power of Attorney?

by |October 24, 2019

Twice in the past few weeks we have had clients come in with durable powers of attorney that are more than 10 years old. The durable power of attorney is the legal document that states who you want to handle your non-medical affairs if you are incapacitated and can no longer handle them yourself. Although Florida durable powers of attorney do not legally expire, they can become less effective due to changes in the law.

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Long-Term Care

The Florida Medicaid Programs Are Different For Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

by |January 4, 2019

When a loved one needs assistance paying for the costs of long-term care, many families look to the Medicaid programs to provide that assistance. The FL Medicaid programs are available to provide the safety net these families seek, but the size and shape of the safety net varies depending upon whether the loved one needs care in a nursing home or in an assisted living community.

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Advance Directives Estate Planning Long-Term Care Wills

When Did You Last Update Your Durable Power of Attorney?

by |October 24, 2016

Twice in the past few weeks we have had clients come in with durable powers of attorney that are more […]

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Long-Term Care Medicaid

If My Senior Family Member Has to Go to the Nursing Home, Will Medicare Pay the Bill?

by |October 10, 2016

Many times when a senior falls, the result is a broken hip. After surgery, the senior will most likely be released from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility for help in regaining their strength and balance before ultimately returning home.

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