Showing 7 posts in Long-Term Care.
Choosing the Right Housing Situation for Your Elderly Loved One
In a world where we are living longer, elder housing choices have become more plentiful and commonplace; but the terms used to describe these options have also created confusion. What is the difference between a home for the aged and an independent senior community? Is my loved one ready for a hospice center, or is a nursing home a better fit at this stage? Read More ›
Categories: Elder Law, Long-Term Care
Aging Unbound: A Multi-Part Caregiver Resource Guide
With advancing technology and ever-evolving science, it is no secret that we are living longer. As our elderly loved ones continue to get older, we want to be sure we are helping them through the aging process as smoothly and as painlessly as possible – not only for their sake, but for ourselves as caregivers. Read More ›
Categories: Dementia & Alzheimer's, Elder Law, Financing Long-term Care, Long-Term Care
Nation's Veterans Continue to Serve During COVID-19
Today, in light of the current pandemic, our veterans continue to serve our country in ways that go above and beyond the normal call of duty. Read More ›
Categories: Elder Law, Long-Term Care, VA Aid & Attendance
Taking Steps to Protect the Most Vulnerable During COVID
After seven-plus months and with little end in sight to the pandemic, adults responsible for their elderly parents and other senior caretakers continue to do their best to protect the most-vulnerable as the threat and uncertainty looms. Read More ›
Categories: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care
Residential Care Facilities Must Comply with Recent MDHHS Emergency Order
On October 6, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ("MDHHS") issued an emergency order (the "MDHHS Order") that retains many of the same requirements that apply to residential care facilities under the previously issued executive orders. As noted in a prior blog post, the Michigan Supreme Court recently held that Governor Whitmer did not have authority after April 30, 2020 to issue or renew any executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the same requirements will continue to apply to residential care facilities under the MDHHS Order. The MDHHS Order became effective immediately, and will remain in effect through October 30, 2020 (and may be renewed through a subsequent order). Read More ›
Categories: Alerts and Updates, Compliance, Health Care Reform, Legislative Updates, Long-Term Care, News
Resource to Keep Senior Caretakers Organized
It is no secret that 2020 has been a whirlwind. Over the past six-plus months, the pandemic has been especially difficult for seniors as many continue to shelter in place, away from friends and family. Read More ›
Categories: Elder Law, Long-Term Care
Three Common Myths about Medicaid
In the state of Michigan, nearly 2.5 million people are provided health care under Medicaid. This includes low-income adults, children, senior citizens and people with disabilities that depend on the federal and state program for access to health care as well as long-term services which include basic life functions such as meal prep, bathing/dressing and administering medication. For those not familiar with the eligibility aspects of Medicaid, click here to view the video “An Introduction to Medicaid.” Read More ›
Categories: Did you Know?, Elder Law, Long-Term Care, Medicaid Planning
Due to the shock of the death of a spouse or a loved one, the steps of what needs to be done first can be an overwhelming process for the survivor(s). To aid in the breakdown and to act as a tool amidst the emotional days ahead, estate planning Jonathan "Jay" David has assembled a "Survivor's Checklist" of some of the important things that need to be addressed when a spouse or loved one dies.
COVID-19 Checklist & Elder Organizer Tool
For adult children responsible for their elderly parents and other senior caretakers concerned about protecting loved ones as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, below is a free downloadable checklist of steps to follow to prepare for any possible COVID-19-related illnesses among the most-vulnerable.
Foster Swift has created a free ‘Elder Organizer’ digital notebook to provide seniors and their caretakers with a toolkit that helps organize doctors’ appointments, medications, and more that can be shared online. The tools below are also available on the Elder Law Resources page.
*For those trying to access these links by smartphone, it is best practice to copy/open the link in a separate tab and download the free Google Sheets app from Google Play or the Apple Store.
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E-book Covers Estate Planning Essentials
Engaging in estate planning, while essential, is often emotional and generates many questions. How do I protect my spouse and my children if something happens to me? What happens if I become disabled before I pass on? Who will take care of my pet after I'm gone? How do I pass my business on to my children? These questions and more are addressed in Jonathan David’s recently updated e-book, “Estate Planning: You Have to Start in Order to Finish.”
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For more tools, visit our Elder Law Resource page for additional content. Click here to view/download the Foster Swift estate planning brochure to see what our experienced team of attorneys can do for you.