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Will I Lose My Home? | Marietta Medicaid Attorney

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Home ownership is the American Dream. People work hard all their lives to own a home, and it is often their most valuable and significant possession. So when health begins to fail and the need for long-term care arises, we often get this fear-filled question from our clients: will they take awa...

Live and Learn: ALS and Health Care Powers of Attorney

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A strong power of attorney is indeed powerful for a condition like Alzheimer's. But it may come as a surprise to learn that a good “basic” advance-directive document needs considerable supplementation when it comes to a dreadful illness like ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig'...

Is Your Power of Attorney Powerful Enough?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Powerful “power of attorney” (POA) documents are essential, if there ever comes a time when you or your elder become unable to manage your finances or make health-care decisions.  Beware if you rely only on POAs that hospitals provide, or that you have pulled off the Internet, or that you ha...

Surprising Trends in Senior Living

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The traditional senior housing market is undergoing a profound change. In 2018 senior housing occupancy fell to an eight-year low, even as the senior population continues to increase, as competition for the younger baby boomer market is ramping up and forcing a change to more traditional indepe...

Baby Boomers in the 2020s

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades...

Choosing a Wearable Medical Alert System

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Your parent recently had a stroke and is returning home after a long stay in the hospital and in-patient rehabilitation. The care providers assure you that your parent will be fine returning home, but you still worry. How can you make sure your parent is safe at home? A medical alert system ...

What is an Advance Directive for Health Care?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kevin stands at the door of Winnie's nursing home room, tears streaming down his face. The medical staff just finished inserted a feeding tube into Winnie – an act Kevin knew she didn't want. Unfortunately, Winnie couldn't express her wishes due to advanced dementia, and she had no legal docu...

Do I Need a Trust? | Marietta Living Trust Lawyer

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a common question we often hear as Marietta Living Trust Lawyers. Read on for information to help figure out whether you need a trust and, if so, what kind fits your specific situation.  For example, maybe you have a disabled child and you want a trust to permit that child to inherit...

New Drug Therapy Gives Hope to Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) in mice. Alzheimer's is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure. Abnormal clumps (amyloid-beta plaques) a...

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