July 5

Get to know the Butcher Elder Law Team – Attorney Sam Butcher

Attorney Sam Butcher was put in the hot seat when he was interviewed by a team member at Butcher Elder Law. Questions ranging from favorite movies to cherished memories were the topics of discussion. We invite you to enjoy this insight as to what makes Sam tick! 1. What is your favorite part of being.

November 22

Forgetfulness or Alzheimer’s: What are the signs?

by Karen Knerem, Licensed Social Worker and Owner of Resource Connections for Older Adults President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. Unfortunately, the number of families facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis continues to grow. Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and 15 million American’s provide unpaid care for.

October 24

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

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 are told on the phone that.

September 13

Planning for Your Pets: Why a Trust is Preferred

by 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 steeped in truth. The king and.

August 22

Did you see Butcher Elder Law at the 2017 Strongsville Homecoming Parade?

Butcher Elder Law was thrilled to participate in the 2017 Strongsville Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, July 19th! We were joined by friends, colleagues, co-workers, family, and even Spider-Man! We cruised in a Ford Thunderbird, passed out candy, waved colorful flags, and simply enjoyed being a member of the Strongsville business community. Sam Butcher, founder of.

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

The Married Couple’s Guide to Planning for Medicaid

  Attention all Married Couples and Those who may be caring for aging Parents, Relatives, or others with a Spouse: Last month’s newsletter featured an article on the benefits of planning early to protect assets so that single individuals can qualify for Medicaid if health declines and there is a need for assistance later in.

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.