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Film on Financial Abuse of the Elderly Features ELA Attorney

July 6, 2012 in News

Last Updated: 4/5/2012 2:42:38 PM

A documentary film about financial abuse of the elderly that stars Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney and features Florida ElderLawAnswers member attorney Ira Wiesner is opening April 13, 2012, in New York City.The film, Last Will and Embezzlement, was inspired by the experiences of one of the film’s writers and producers, the author Pamela S. K. Glasner, whose own elderly parents became victims of financial exploitation.      They were not alone.  Older Americans are losing $2.9 billion annually to elder financial abuse, according to a 2011 MetLife study, and the figure is climbing.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

July 5, 2012 in News

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on July 12th at 6:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

July 5, 2012 in News

Come out to the Marks Street Senior Center on July 26th at 4:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

June 26, 2012 in News

Come out to the Marks Street Senior Center on June 28th at 6:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

Be Cautious of Generic Health Care Proxy Forms

June 26, 2012 in News

Read this informative article provided by Elder Law Answers on Health Care Proxy Forms to make sure you know what you’re really signing!

Hospitals often give patients a health care proxy form to sign on being admitted. While signing a generic health care proxy form is better than not signing one at all, these documents vary in the amount of care that has gone into their drafting, and having one that is specifically tailored to your needs can be important.

What is Required of an Executor?

June 19, 2012 in News

Before agreeing to be someone’s executor, read this detailed article from ElderLawAnswers to know what you’re taking on as a responsibility.

Being the executor of an estate is not a task to take lightly. An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased individual’s estate. Although the time and effort involved will vary with the size of the estate, even if you are the executor of a small estate you will have important duties that must be performed correctly or you may be liable to the estate or the beneficiaries.

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

June 18, 2012 in News

Have you ever wondered about the difference in Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia? This helpful article provided by Elder Law Answers explains it all! 

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.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Planning Seminar

June 11, 2012 in News

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on June 14th at 4:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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