ElderLaw News May 2010

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To Clients, Colleagues and FriendsTo Clients, Colleagues, and Friends:

Steps to Take in Advance of Death or Disability

Although none of us wants to contemplate a time when we or a loved one might become disabled or die, it is important to be prepared. There are many steps families can take in advance of death or disability to avoid future conflicts or uncertainties.


Powers of Attorney Come in Different Flavors

A power of attorney is a very important estate planning tool, but in fact there are several different kinds of powers of attorney that can be used for different purposes. Before executing this crucial document, it is important to understand what your options are.


Book Review: Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders.


Most seniors, given a choice, would prefer to remain at home rather than go to a nursing home. This book by a caregiving consultant explains how to provide quality care for seniors in their own homes.


Getting Medicare While Traveling or Living Overseas

Many retirees look forward to traveling in their retirement, and more and more are actually retiring to another, often less expensive, country. But what happens to Medicare coverage while traveling or living in another land?


Social Security Adds New Online Medicare Application

Time was when Medicare eligibility and one’s full retirement age for Social Security were both 65, but that’s no longer the case. The Social Security Administration has just launched a new service that allows people to enroll online for their Medicare benefits even if they are not yet ready to file for Social Security benefits.