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News and Thoughts on Issues in Georgia Regarding Wills, Living Trusts, Guardianship, Advance Directives, Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law and More by Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, Estate Planning Lawyer Steve Worrall

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 ...

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...

When Assisted Living May Not Be Enough

Posted by Steve Worrall | Sep 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jerry's mother Jane decided, on her own, that it was time to move into an assisted-living facility. Jane's arthritis had worsened to the point where she couldn't dress herself, she struggled to get in and out of the shower, and she was lonely living by herself.  Jane did very well at her new p...

Is the Aging Middle Class Being Left Behind?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jun 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we age, simple things we took for granted as kids become more difficult -- and more expensive. That's a truth all of us know. What you may not realize is that the aging middle class will face unique difficulties going forward. The private market offers options for assisted living, but at a...

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