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.

June 15

Digital Assets: Who is in control?

  Butcher Elder Law strives to help you stay in control of you and your “stuff” even if you become incapacitated. A financial power of attorney document (POA) enables an agent to make legal and financial decisions for you if you are not able to do so yourself. By choosing someone that you trust, and.

May 15

The Single Person’s Guide to Planning for Medicaid

Planning for Medicaid Attention all Individuals, Widows, Widowers, Unmarried Couples: Medicaid is a valuable benefit for individuals and couples to fund medical expenses including home health care, assisted living, and a nursing home. Ohio residents often plan early to protect assets so that they can later qualify for Medicaid and take advantage of the assistance.

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.

November 23

Pass the Stuffing and the Power of Attorney Papers, Please

The holidays have a way of reminding us just how quickly time passes. As family gathers around the table this Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays, it may become evident that change is occurring to a loved one as they advance in years, decline in health and otherwise face the challenges that come with aging. While you.