October 24

Long Term Care Ombudsman: When should I be contacting them?

by Erin C. Eurenius, Esq, CPA You receive a shocking phone call that your loved one has bruising along the side of her face and a large lump at the temple. The nursing administrator of your loved one’s long term care facility tells you not to be alarmed. What? How could this have happened? You.

September 13

Planning for Your Pets: Why a Trust is Preferred

by Erin C. Eurenius, Esq, CPA and Ann Watt It is a running joke in my house that my husband and I only work to keep our dogs in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. We laugh it off while we shake our heads and acknowledge that while it is funny; it is.

July 14

The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

  A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one cause of dementia—mini-strokes (TIAs) are also to blame—so the number of.

March 23

What Baby Boomers Can Expect to Pay for Long-Term Health Care

More than 70 percent of people who reach the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care before they die. Among that group, 40 percent will enter a nursing home, and 20 percent will stay there for at least five years. That means the average Baby Boomer can expect to receive some level.

December 9

Glossary of Terms

Financial Power of Attorney – This is a legal document executed by one individual (the principal) to appoint and authorize another individual (the agent) to make financial and business decisions and engage in such transactions on behalf of the principal that legally bind the principal.  Not all powers of attorney are the same.  The law.

November 29

Starting the Conversation with Your Parent About an Estate Plan

Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season lends a unique opportunity for boomer children to talk to their aging parents about powers of attorney and other estate planning essentials.   Initiating that conversation can feel overwhelming, but it might be one of the most important things you do for your parent.   Here are some tips.

October 20

What do Estate Planning and Sandwiches Have in Common?

According to Epicurious, “a properly-layered sandwich holds together better, prevents the bread from getting soggy, and achieves optimal texture.” The website recommends that you balance the fillings and strategize on the layers for a perfect sandwich. At Butcher Elder Law we can show the sandwich generation how you can hold the family together and not.