Idaho Elder Law - Essential Documents Needed Before Signs of Dementia

In the beginning stages of dementia, someone who handles the family finances forgetting to pay bills is just one common warning sign. The spouse doesn’t know about it until the bank calls the house warning that the mortgage has not been paid in months and is in default. Accounting for the...

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 - 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 - Care Facilities Struggle to Implement Requirements for Dementia Patients

The Boston Globe article, titled “Dementia care lacks oversight in Mass., data show,” says that despite the delays, state regulators are not conducting spot checks for compliance—they’re already just too busy with routine monitoring of more than 400 nursing homes. However, the state...

Idaho Elder Law - Is Your Estate Plan Ready for Alzheimer's?

What will you do if you develop Alzheimer's? This unfortunate disease gets to the core of who we think we are. People with the disease often forget their friends and family members.Anyone who has ever known someone with Alzheimer's knows how frustrating this disease can be for the patients and...
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