Elder Law and Legal Information
Get tips on elder law issues that seniors and caregivers need to be aware of, such as health care directives, powers of attorney, and veterans benefits.
Learn why senior caregivers don't meet the independent contractor criteria and how to file taxes for household employees. The senior caregiver you've hired is a household employee, not an independent contractor. Here's why: "Senior caregivers are classified as employees and don't meet the independent contractor criteria; therefore, the employer... more
Get advice on managing Medicare benefits, estate planning and end-of-life plans. You watch as your father struggles with his memory and worry about how he is managing his finances and health. When you push to discuss these issues, he says he's fine and dismisses your concern. You know he’s not... more
I want to set up a rotation between myself and my siblings to help care for my mother. What is a good rotation when you don't al live in the same area?
My mother seems find but frail. Should I worry about taking her to the doctor for well visits?
My mother in law moved in 2.5 yrs ago. With some medical issues, mostly manageable. There were no boudaries set for any of us. My wife thought it would be ok. We are currently separated and niether my wife or myself undetstand what happened. I tried creating normalcy after... more
I hired a guy from care.com to help with errands and business. I had to go out of town and asked to take care of my elderly live in father. He complained about his car, his business and his personal debt to my father. My father, having a kind... more
I'm worried about my mother flying. I am worried about dehydration. Are there other things I should be concerned about?
My mother is constantly cold. I worry about her at night. She says she is fine but she is always freezing. I've put more blankets on her bed but it's been so cold. What else can I do to help her?