Technology to Assist Seniors Living with Dementia

Technology to Assist Seniors Living with Dementia

The increasing number of seniors and near-seniors experiencing dementia in the United States is on a rapid rise. A hallmark of cognitive decline is a long pre-clinical phase followed by an actual medical diagnosis that progresses from early to middle and late-stage...
A Family Caregiving Meeting Is an Essential Tool

A Family Caregiving Meeting Is an Essential Tool

A family caregiving meeting is an essential tool when dealing with the care of an aging loved one. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made along with changes in diagnosis or prognosis.  They...
What You Should Know Before Signing a Nursing Home Contract

What You Should Know Before Signing a Nursing Home Contract

Suppose your mother can no longer make decisions for herself and she now needs nursing-home care. You are stressed and anxious. The nursing home puts a twenty-page, single-spaced contract in front of you. You wish you could flip straight to the last page and sign then...
Five Things to Include in Your Estate Plan

Five Things to Include in Your Estate Plan

Estate planning is important for people of all ages, but as we age, the need for planning becomes even more critical. Many people avoid estate planning, because they do not want to think about the end of life, failing health or disability. Others believe that an...
Important Considerations When Caring for an Aging Parent

Important Considerations When Caring for an Aging Parent

It is essential to bring up a parent’s aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable. Often, an exploration into a parent’s future thoughts about health, finances, and residential plans can make the difference...

Trust Basics and Trust Creation

FollowFollowFollow As the founding attorney at Elder Law of Middle Tennessee, I frequently have the opportunity to visit with clients and their families regarding whether the creation of a trust is an appropriate strategy for their individual estate and long-term care...