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What to know about Paying for Your Aging Parents’ Nursing Home Costs

Are you watching as your aging parents seem to be getting frailer or less able to take care of themselves? Have you had any conversations at all about whether they may need to move into a nursing home? As part of the conversation, has there been any discussion as to how a nursing home would

 

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Tips and Key Ideas for Updating Your Estate Plan In the New Year

As the New Year begins, are you reflecting on your time spent with your family during the holidays, wanting to be sure you and your family are safe both now and in the future? Are you planning to update your Florida estate plan in the New Year?  What do you need to do first? As

 

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6 Signs to Watch Out For When Visiting Relatives During the Holidays

Are you planning to visit your relatives during the holidays?  What signs should you look for to be sure they are well? Are you hoping to discuss long-term care planning with them?  What exactly is long-term care planning?  The National Institute on Aging defines long-term care planning as steps to meet a person’s health or

 

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The End of the Year Long-Term Planning Checklist for Florida Seniors

Are you a senior living in Florida? As the year 2022 is coming to an end, have you given any time, research or thought to long-term planning? You would probably rather not think about a future when you might need help, but it is of critical importance.  Starting long-term care planning early, before a crisis

 

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6 Ways to Help Florida Family Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month

Do you have a loved one in your family cared for by a member of the family? Are you celebrating your family caregiver during the month of November? You should because it is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. Did you know that family caregivers provide a crucial amount of both paid and unpaid care to

 

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The 3 Most Important Tips You Need for Florida Medicaid Planning

As a healthy and active senior living in Florida have you thought about what would happen if you suddenly became incapacitated due to an accident, surgery or disease? Who would take care of you? If there was no one available how would you pay for long-term care? Is there any state program that could help,

 

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Tips for Special Needs Planning Success When Planning for a Child with Down Syndrome

Do you have a child with Down syndrome? We know that as a parent of a child with Down syndrome you have many roles, such as caregiver, advocate, decision maker, champion, friend and fiduciary. What would happen should a time arise when you are no longer here? What would happen to your child? Who would

 

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Important Discussions to Have with Aging Parents Before it is Too Late

Are you the adult child of aging parents? Up until now have they been able to live in their own home, buy their own groceries and drive themselves to appointments? That being said, have you noticed any slowing down? Some recent medical challenges, not going out as much and asking for help with driving to

 

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Attorney Emma Hemness is Recognized as a Top-Rated Attorney by Avvo

When you need a legal advocate for incapacity and end-of-life planning, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Our law firm successfully meets any estate planning and elder law needs in the Tampa Bay area including probate and guardianship litigation. You may not realize it but elder law is a complex area of law

 

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