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Idaho Elder Law - Dealing With Dementia During the Holidays

For most of us the holidays are all about activity. Days can be filled with large gatherings of friends and family, parties outside the house, shopping in crowded stores, traffic jams, flashing lights, loud music and loud people, and lots of foods and beverages.When we’re healthy and vibrant...

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...

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...
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