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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.

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Cash Loan while on Medi-Cal

Does getting a cash loan as a lump sum impact Medi-Cal benefits (California)? Does it impact the potential to get SSI for a disability (metastatic cancer)? Some of the loan will be used to pay mortgage. Another portion will be used to fix the roof, plumbing etc. 


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How do you sent up a schedule for caring for an elderly parent?

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?


Power of attorney: Know the types and how to draft a form

A power of attorney (POA) form is a legal document saying you’re granting someone else (the attorney-in-fact) the power to act on your behalf. The biggest benefit to creating a POA is that it allows you to choose who you want to represent you if you’re unable to manage your... more


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What things are you concerned about when elderly people fly?

I'm worried about my mother flying. I am worried about dehydration. Are there other things I should be concerned about?


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How often do you take an elderly parent to the doctor for a well visit?

My mother seems find but frail. Should I worry about taking her to the doctor for well visits?


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My mother in law moved and changed dynamics

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


What's Wrong With Hiring My Senior Caregiver as an Independent Contractor?

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


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What can I do to help my mother stay warm?

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?