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Eldercare Issues

Elder Care Lawyer in Greensboro Offers Important Strategies for Dementia Patients

April 7, 2018

As an elder care lawyer in Greensboro, I work with families to prepare for any number of situations in the estate planning process. One circumstance that is especially relevant to elder care law is dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are almost exclusively conditions which appear late in life. Along with the emotional…

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Talk With Your Parents About Long-Term Care and Their Future

September 21, 2016

Odds are, your parents will need long-term care someday. Have you had a conversation with them about that yet? Don’t say it won’t happen to your parents. At least 70% of people over age 65 will require some form of long-term care services and support during their lives. (From 2015 Medicare & You, National Medicare…

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What Children Living Outside North Carolina Need to Know to Help Mom or Dad with Care

June 3, 2015

When your Mom or Dad’s health is declining and they need more help, what should you be doing when you live in another state? This is a question that arises many times, in our society where your children are more likely to live in another state, as just down the road. Perhaps the first thought is that,…

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Greensboro North Carolina Nursing Home Cost and Financial Assistance

February 4, 2015

Maybe you’re already in danger. Every day people in our area lose their homes because a catastrophic illness hits their family, and they can’t afford to pay the nursing home. If your spouse or loved one suffers a stroke, develops dementia, or is simply unsafe alone at home, you could lose everything to the cost…

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Tax Deductions for Assisted Living

December 18, 2014

You may be able to deduct a portion…or even all…of what you or a family members pays for assisted living costs. You probably know that medical expenses, including some long-term care expenses, are deductible if the expenses are more than 10 percent of your adjusted gross income. (For taxpayers 65 and older, this threshold is…

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Getting Care for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s in North Carolina

November 22, 2014

Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s: understand the journey ahead and possible help available. Act soon after getting the diagnosis or risk going broke. Here’s a good place to start in North Carolina. Go…

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