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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.

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


How an Elder Care Attorney Can Prepare Families for the Future

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


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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


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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?


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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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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?


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Aging caregiver - health issues

My mother (dementia patient, non-verbal, walks with significant support) has had 24/7 care since 2013.  We have three lovely ladies who care for her in her home.  One of them is getting older and having serious health issues, which make me concerned for her health, as well as her... more