More Than Just Power of Attorney
More often than not, the calls we receive in our office concerning a long term care crisis are made by one or more of the adult children of the senior in failing health. We ask whether there is a power of attorney in place which will legally permit a
Can a Mentally Impaired Person Execute a Will?
Mom has been diagnosed with dementia. She doesn’t have any estate planning documents, such as a will, power of attorney or health care directive. I am often asked, “Can Mom still execute these documents? What level of capacity is needed?” The legal capacity needed to execute a will is
Robot & Frank – The Future of Elder Care?
A few years ago I wrote about a movie titled the Savages, which focused on the story of an elderly man suffering from dementia and his 2 children who were suddenly forced to care for him after his second wife had died. Hollywood has just released a new movie that,
One of the Clearest Warning Signs of Dementia
More often than not, the first call we receive about a prospective client who is facing long term care concerns comes from a child or other family member, rather than the senior client. And so often the caller expresses surprise at recently discovering that Mom or Dad is slipping.