Idaho Elder Law - Focusing on Dementia & Elder Abuse

“Curbing elder abuse requires dedicated effort on the part of all of us.” Kern County Aging and Adult Services recently presented its 19th annual Elder Abuse Conference with more than 100 participants focusing their full attention on improving care for the elderly, according to an...

Idaho Elder Law - Elder Justice Task Forces to Fight Elder Abuse

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently announced the creation of several Elder Justice Task Forces. The teams will target health care providers who commit crimes while serving the elderly, reports The National Review in a recent article, "DOJ Task Forces Target Elder Fraud in Health...

Idaho Elder Law - Understand Medicaid Before Trying to Qualify

Even if you are eligible, don't rush into applying for coverage. Kiplinger's article, "What You Need to Know About Applying for Medicaid," discusses five scenarios for you to consider in your planning.Remember that your income and assets have to be at a very low level to qualify for Medicaid....

Idaho Elder Law - Are You Prepared to Jump Into Your Parents Financial Lives?

"As people live longer, and apart from their grown children. The age and the distance means that an increasing number of these grown children will be invited into their parents’ financial lives, with little clue about any of the details the parents had handled for decades." In a recent Wall...

Idaho Elder Law - The Toughest Talk You'll Ever Have With Your Parents

Opening the door to this difficult discussion may give your parents some peace of mind, as they'll know they were able to help you understand their wishes and spare you the stress of having to make those tough decisions on your own. They'll also take comfort knowing their wishes will be...
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