Idaho Elder Law - Documents for Alzheimer's Patients Need to be Done Now!

Money's recent article, "5 Essential Documents for Protecting a Loved One with Dementia," says that a person with Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia needs someone—either a relative or a trusted friend—who can make important financial and medical decisions in his or her stead. It's...

Idaho Estate Planning - Make Your Choices While You're Healthy & Capable

Getting a doctor's referral for hospice care may be the final push to get one's house in order. But planning for death shouldn't begin when you have fewer than six months to live, or worse, when it's left for others to sort out.Here are seven things from The Tulsa World's article, entitled...

Idaho Elder Law - Guardianship Abuse a National Disgrace

Guardians are supposed to look after and protect the interests of their wards. Unfortunately, it has become all too common for guardians to take advantage of their wealthy elder wards.The purpose of court appointed guardians is a simple and noble one. When a person is not competent to handle his...

Idaho Estate Planning - Home Sweet Home, There's No Place Like It

Are you (or a loved one) age 65 or older and living at home? If yes, then you probably share the sentiment of Dorothy when she famously declared “There’s no place like home” in the classic film The Wizard of Oz. This is especially true as we age.Anything you can do to continue performing...

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...
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