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 - Helping Loved Ones Suffering from Alzheimer's

It’s important to plan for the future. This is especially true for families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. If planning is done early, the person with the disease may be able to participate more in the decision making. Planning early can also reduce...

Idaho Elder Law - Little Known VA Long-Term-Care Benefit

Here's a frightening statistic from the just-released United States of Aging survey:  Only 3% of professionals supporting people 60 and older say they are very confident older Americans will be able to afford their health care costs as they age. The survey was conducted by the National...

Idaho Elder Law - Legislators Considering Law Protecting Elderly from Scams

Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. The heiress suffered from dementia, and did not know that her son, charged with her care, was paying himself from her assets. The Astor story is...

Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

Homeowners age 62 and older may be tempted by the offers for reverse mortgages as a solution to the financial stresses. The celebrity spokespeople seem so warm and caring and it seems like a simple solution to an overwhelming problem. While reverse mortgage might be a reasonable solution for...
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