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North Carolina Elder Law Attorney: What are the Warning Signs of Dementia?

February 27, 2019

Dementia is one of the most devastating conditions affecting seniors, resulting in an eventual loss of cognitive functions. While there is no cure for dementia or the two leading diseases that cause dementia, Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia, there are treatments that can slow the effects and help make life more manageable. In order for…

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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility in North Carolina

December 26, 2018

Assisted living facilities are often a transitional step for senior citizens between independent living and the full care provided at a nursing home. Seniors can receive assistance with cleaning, cooking, laundry, and other tasks while still maintaining a level of personal independence and privacy not found at nursing homes. Since there’s such a wide range…

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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility in North Carolina

November 16, 2018

Assisted living facilities are often a transitional step for senior citizens between independent living and the full care provided at a nursing home. Seniors can receive assistance with cleaning, cooking, laundry, and other tasks while still maintaining a level of personal independence and privacy not found at nursing homes. Since there’s such a wide range…

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What to Know When Transitioning an Elderly Parent to an Assisted Living Facility

October 30, 2018

Transitioning an elderly parent to an assisted living facility, no matter how it’s needed, is never an easy move for eldery parents or the adult children. Many do not want to leave the home they’ve known for years to move into unfamiliar surroundings, especially if they consider it to be a loss of independence. However,…

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Estate Planning When You’re Ill or Dealing with Health Challenges Related to Old Age

October 17, 2018

Estate Planning When You’re Ill or Dealing with Health Challenges Related to Old Age Serious health diagnoses can impact your life in huge ways and may bring concerns you haven’t thought of up to the forefront. One of those concerns, which is often pushed off when everything is going well, is estate planning and/or elder…

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Will the VA Pay for Your Parent’s Nursing Home Care in North Carolina?

September 30, 2018

Nursing home care in North Carolina can be extremely costly, which is why the government has instituted different benefit programs to help seniors in need. One of these programs is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Health Care benefits are available to any veteran who served in the United States military on…

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How to Help Your Aging Parent Create Designation Documents

September 15, 2018

At a certain point, it’s very likely that your elderly parent will want or need help handling their finances. In addition, they will also be thinking more about what types of end-of-life treatments they’d like to receive. While they may already have a Power of Attorney or Advanced Health Care Directives in place, there’s a…

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New Elder Abuse Law Offers Protection for North Carolina’s Most Vulnerable Seniors

September 10, 2018

There’s good news for vulnerable seniors in North Carolina and across the country. As part of a larger bipartisan bill on banking reform, the Senior Safe Act became law in the month of May. This legislation is an attempt to stop acts of financial abuse targeted at senior citizens by encouraging banks, credit unions, investment…

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Guilford County Elder Law Attorney: What Can Adult Children Do When Elder Parents Need Help and the Spouse Disagrees?

May 25, 2018

It’s a common story among blended families: an aging parent becomes ill and the parent’s biological children clash with the parent’s spouse. While some of these disagreements are generally small, there are times when the disagreements are not only great, but the child also fears for the parent’s health and safety. Even though spouses have…

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Guilford County Will and Trust Lawyer: How to Know When It’s Time to Step in and Care for Your Elderly Loved One

April 16, 2018

The number of adult children caring for their elderly parents is growing at a very fast pace. If you are a baby boomer and not already caring for an elderly parent, chances are high that you might be facing this situation soon.  It isn’t always easy to know when, or how, to step in to…

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