Idaho Elder Law - Care Costs Increase When Memory Care is Needed

With its views of the Rincon Mountains and nine large, adobe-style homes, the Villas at Houghton looks more like an upscale gated neighborhood than a community of frail and cognitively impaired seniors. Each 6,100-square-foot home houses 10 people and two caregivers, all in private rooms with...

Idaho Elder Law - Family's Experience with Dementia is Unique & Familiar at the Same Time

On Labor Day 2015 the Idaho Statesman ran an article by Stacy St. Amand. In the article, Stacy tells how she and her siblings have been dealing with their mother's dementia. While every family's story is different there are many similarities that anyone who has dealt with this awful disease will...

Idaho Elder Law - Future of Medicare Threatened by Alzheimer's Care Costs

A report from the Alzheimer’s Association projects that Medicare spending on American's with Alzheimer’s will more than quadruple to $589 billion annually by 2050. Today, Medicare spends nearly one-in-five dollars on people with Alzheimer’s but by 2050, it could be one-in-three.In a recent...

Idaho Elder Law - FDA Approves Simple Tool for Diagnosing Dementia

One of the early challenges for families of those suffering from dementia is that of an accurate diagnosis. According to the Alzheimer's Society the current process can be expensive and drawn out. Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is the first...

Idaho Estate Planning - Alzheimer's Idaho Gold Tournament

Today Idaho Estate Planning is closed. We are participating in the Alzheimer's Idaho Golf Tournament at the Plantation Country Club in Boise, Idaho. You can follow us today on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, Bill Poulson is @SmurfTurfer and Mark Wight is @IdahoEstatePlan.
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