Estate Planning Glossary: Key Terms to Know

When you first dive into getting your affairs in order, all the new terms and phrases you need to understand can be overwhelming. To help guide you through the estate planning process, we’ve gathered several of the most important terms you might need to know: Administration: This is when there is a court-supervised distribution of an estate during probate. This term is also used to describe a similar process for a trust after a grantor dies. Administrator/Administratrix: A person named by the court to manage an estate during probate if the deceased left no will or the will did not…

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Long-Term Care Protection

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As life expectancy continues to increase, many older Americans worry they’ll one day become a financial burden to the people they love most. Long-term care protection can help ease the burden on your family members and put you on the road to protecting your legacy. You’ve worked hard to accumulate assets — a nice home, a solid financial portfolio — to enjoy now and leave as a legacy for the ones you love. If you have to tap these assets to pay for an unexpected LTC event, they can be nearly impossible to rebuild and are no longer a viable…

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Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

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Former first lady Barbara Bush, decided “not to seek additional medical treatment” and to “focus on comfort care.” Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at her home in Houston at age 92. Days before her death, the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness. Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, had been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath. In a public statement Sunday, the family announced she had…

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Wandering Can Endanger A Person With ALZ.

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Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. A person living with Alzheimer’s may not remember his or her name or address and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering among people living with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE   David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

Caregiving needs change as Alzheimer’s disease progresses

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A person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia will eventually need assistance with daily living. By using creativity and caregiving skills, you can adapt routines and activities as needs change. Our resources can help you navigate each stage of the disease   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE   David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

A Tale of Love, Family Conflict and Battles Over Care For an Aging Mother

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“Edith + Eddie,” a short documentary, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict over caring for an aging parent. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

Probe into Generic Drug Price Fixing Set to Widen

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Forty-five states and the Department of Justice are claiming that generic-drug prices are fixed and the alleged collusion may have cost U.S. business and consumers more than $1 billion. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

Loneliness Doesn’t Drive Seniors to See More Doctors

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Older adults who are socially isolated may not necessarily see doctors or visit health clinics more often than their peers who have close ties to many friends and family members, a research review suggests. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

U.S. Appeals Court Voids Obama-Era ‘Fiduciary Rule’

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A federal appeals court on Thursday voided the U.S. Department of Labor’s “fiduciary rule,” an Obama administration measure adopted in 2016 meant to curb conflicts of interest among providers of financial advice to Americans planning for retirement. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

A Worrying Shift for Pensions: Retirees Will Soon Outnumber Kids

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For those worried about the ability of U.S. state and local governments to cover promised pension checks, the Census Bureau announced a milestone that should add to their fears: by 2030, for the first time, senior citizens will outnumber children. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

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