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.
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.
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.
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.
Butcher Elder Law is pleased to share an article written by one of our clients. The client is a parent who shares her personal process for picking the Guardian for her child. Picking a Guardian for Your Child – What to Consider Nearly 6 months after having our first son, my husband suggested.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 69.7% of 2016 high school graduates enrolled in college by October of 2016. While the data for 2017 is not available yet, we can only assume many students will be getting ready for their fall semester at college in 2017. If you are a college bound student.
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.
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.
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.
Medicaid 101 Medicaid can be very complex. It has a language of its own. Here is an explanation of some common Medicaid terminology: Community Spouse – A married individual that does not need Medicaid assistance. Institutionalized Spouse – Is the individual that needs the long-term care assistance whether it is in the home, in an.