Care Planning - Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Elder Law - Dementia & Alzheimer's are the Same Thing, Right?

This is question we run into on a regular basis as we travel the Treasure Valley talking to seniors and their families. A recent article from our friends at the National Care Planning Council may be helpful in understanding the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's.Understanding the...

Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning Myths

Myth - Medicaid Planning is IllegalActually, the government allows individuals to do Medicaid Planning so long as it complies with the rules governing Medicaid. Because these rules are complex and not always intuitive, such planning must only be done by, or with the close supervision of, a...

Idaho Elder Law - Casey Kasem's Widow Facing Elder Abuse Charges

The Hollywood Reporter quoted private investigator Logan Clarke in its recent article titled Casey Kasem's Daughter Demands LAPD Arrest Widow for Elder Abuse. "According to Clarke, [Jean Kasem] took Casey on a five-day odyssey:“They ran out of food, bought a six-pack of Ensure at a drugstore,...

Idaho Elder Law - Some New York Nursing Homes Collecting Debts by Filing for Guardianship

Mr. and Mrs. Palermo had planned ahead for the worst possibilities of aging. Mrs. Palermo had given power of attorney and health care proxy to her husband, Dino. But when Mr. Palermo and the nursing home caring for his wife got into a dispute, the nursing home filed a guardianship petition...

Idaho Elder Law - Should I Buy Long Term Care Insurance Now?

Elder care advisors often disagree on the topic of long-term care insurance. Some say everyone should get it, others say it's never a good purchase. The truth is somewhere in between. Depending on your circumstances, your age and your health, long-term care insurance may be a prudent way to...
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