Posts Tagged ‘power of attorneys’

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month

David Wingate talks to Hospice of Frederick County volunteers about powers of attorneys, health care directives and living wills.

What are & How do we use Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills?

Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, and hospices to participate in a State-wide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives. The Elder Law Office of David Wingate did a presentation to Frederick Memorial Hospital on April 16, 2013 on Advance Directives and Powers of Attorneys. This Seminar was sponsored by: The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLCHospice of Frederick County

Whta Do elder Attorneys Do?

As people continue to live longer, seniors are faced with a range of legal topics that younger people typically do not have to deal with. As an Elder law attorney firm we know how specific areas of the law impact our clients and what people can do to protect themselves as they get older. Let’s take a look at some of the most common areas that elder law attorneys deal with. Health Issues As we get older we are more likely to suffer from certain types of medical issues that can affect our ability to make choices. For example, an…

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Living wills and advance directives for medical decisions

Living wills and other advance directives describe your preferences regarding end-of-life care. Because unexpected situations can happen at any age, all adults need advance directives. Living wills and other advance directives describe your preferences regarding treatment if you're faced with a serious accident or illness, states the Mayo Clinic. These legal documents speak for you when you're not able to speak for yourself — for instance, if you're in a coma. Living wills and other advance directives aren't just for older adults. Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age, so it's important for all adults to have advance directives….

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Don’t be an Ostrich regarding Elder Law Issues i.e. head in ground

Some mistakenly dismiss elder law as something with which they need not concern themselves until they personally need help getting by each day. However, at the Elder Law office we work with many local residents on these issues decades before they need care themselves. That is because many adult children are forced to deal with these concerns on behalf of their parents–many of whom have serious health concerns that arise quite quickly. With demographic changes leading to a boom in the elderly population, the need to care for aging parents is catching more and more adult children by surprise. According…

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1 in 7 people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia livesalone

5.4 million people living in the U.S. has Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – and approximately 800,000 Americans are living alone, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The report, “2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures,” estimates that one in seven people with Alzheimer's or dementia lives alone, and that up to half of those people have no identifiable caregiver. Most are older women with milder impairment. Additionally, as the baby boom generation ages, more people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will be living alone. The analysis finds that Alzheimer’s costs the country about $200 billion per year in Medicare, Medicaid, and personal out-of-pocket expenses. As enormous…

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