12 Reliable Ways to Reduce Risky Senior Stress

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Seniors face many stressors at this phase of life. The stress is typically characterized by a “general sense of loss”. Some of the typical things they can face include: Financial hardship- surviving on less income, managing retirement funds Physical decline- loss of mobility, loss of energy, increased pain, chronic disease management Loss of independence- driving,… continue reading »

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Ross And Shoalmire’s AMPed Blog

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This is the new location to find all of our latest blogs that have been modified and validated for Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. Within you will find links to all of our recent blogs but if you are viewing them on your phone, these blogs will load instantaneously (or almost anyway)! Enjoy and… continue reading »

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3 Quick Elder Law Stories from the Bible that You Need to Know

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Elder law type issues have been dealt with for a long, long time.   And we can trace some examples of how elder law and estate planning issues have been addressed all the way back to Biblical times.   What in the world does the Bible and elder law have to do with one another… continue reading »

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Plan For Your Life Not Your Death

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With planning, detours are a breeze   There may be detours on that road, there may be health events, there may be financial crisis that come up, but we know you can get past those hurdles with knowledge.   You plan ahead, and it just goes like a breeze, with a little bit of pre-planning,… continue reading »

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Retirement Housing Decisions You Want To Avoid

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Growing older is full of challenges but the alternative is no good.       Lisa and I both had several folks recently that were making some life changes, and some involved their living situations.   They were either: by necessity having to make some dramatic living changes or looking down the road towards their retirement and making changes… continue reading »

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Alzheimer’s Disease from an  Elder Law Attorney’s Point of View

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Several years ago I began volunteering with the Tri-State Alzheimer’s Alliance. I am currently serving as President of the Board of Directors.   I have given many hours to this organization, and I’m proud of all that the Alliance has accomplished.   But why do I do it?   There are many worthwhile charities that… continue reading »

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The 1 Unparalleled Tool No Will Should Exclude

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In this article, we are discussing an issue that affects older people and younger people, particularly if those younger people have some special needs.   And a lot of times people think about this being a disabled or handicapped individual but that’s not necessarily the case, is it?   A large percentage of the population… continue reading »

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Don’t Get Burned by a Rushed Trust: 3 Tips to Beat the Retirement Red Zone

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1.) Know the 5-Year Retirement Redzone   Planning your taxes, finances, and legalities carefully is crucial when nearing retirement.   Some small mistakes (made by yourself or by insurance companies) can cost you up to $10,000 in missed opportunity.   You should be planning your trusts no later than 5 years before your retirement to… continue reading »

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VA’s Aid and Attendance Benefit

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Benefits available through the Veterans Administration are the most commonly overlooked available to seniors.   Veterans often make incorrect assumptions related to their entitlement to VA benefits. They assume that since they did not retire from the military they are not entitled to any benefits from the VA. They assume that since they were not injured… continue reading »

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42 Ways to Secure Your Senior’s Home is Safe

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Many of our clients’ most pressing concern is their ability to remain in their home for as long as possible. In some cases, this proves impossible because of health issues beyond the client’s control.   For example, a severe stroke that causes paralysis may need constant attention that just cannot be provided in a home… continue reading »

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