Elderlaw News October 2011
- How to Avoid Problems as a Trustee
- Report Ranks States on Long-Term Care Services, Calls for Improvement
- Senior Cohousing: A Retirement Alternative
- The Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
To Clients, Colleagues, and Friends:
Firm Owner, Julian Gray, CELA, has been selected to the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh. The EPC is an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in all aspects of Estate Planning. The group’s mission is to foster greater understanding of the roles and relationships of these professionals and to encourage closer cooperative efforts by which to serve clients in the field of estate planning. The organization also provides a forum in which to discuss current issues and to keep abreast of trends in the estate planning field.
Being a trustee is a big responsibility and if you don’t perform your duties properly, you could be personally liable. That’s why it’s important to hire the right people to guide you in this important role.
A new state-by-state scorecard evaluates the effectiveness of long-term care services across the country and concludes that there is a lot of room for improvement. The State Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard examines the performance of state long-term care services for older people and adults with physical disabilities.
Seniors want to remain at home as long as possible, but with family spread out all over the country, it isn’t always easy to do so. “Senior cohousing,” a relatively new concept, allows older Americans to age at home in a supportive community.
Many people use the terms Alzheimer’s disease and dementia interchangeably, but they have very different meanings. Although dementia is a group of symptoms that include memory loss, the term itself doesn’t explain what is causing the symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, but here are many other causes.