Would You Benefit from Having a Pre-Planned Funeral?

A recent report conducted by the Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers’ Alliance, identified that median prices at chain funeral homes could be much higher than independently owned ones. Many individuals do not understand that part of the estate planning process may include pre-purchasing a coffin or a funeral service. This enables you… Read More »

Did You Know That Your Own Health Is the Biggest Wild Card for Your Retirement/Estate Planning?

There are two important things you can do to help make your transition into and beyond retirement as successful as possible. The first is to live healthy. This will give you the greatest chance of living a long and healthy life without the additional challenges of having to rely on nursing home care or other… Read More »

Retirement Housing is Family Affair

A recent Baltimore Sun story detailed the rather unusual living arrangement of three older Americans living in the same apartment of their retirement community. The story explained how John and Pat Gross, ages 67 and 68, live with Pat’s mother at the Charlestown retirement Community in Cantonsville, MD. It’s not unusual for a couple to… Read More »

Dementia Will Be a Trillion-Dollar Disease by 2018

Dementia’s total economic and societal cost currently stands at about $818 billion worldwide. If that sounds like an unfathomably huge number, it is. But it’s about to get a whole lot bigger. Experts at the Alzheimer’s Disease Institute (ADI) in London recently announced a new forecast for the global dementia scene. It includes a sharp… Read More »

Mediation Can Play an Important Role in Ohio Elder Law

Mediation is increasingly popular in today’s litigation. Nobody likes a fight. After all, by the time lawsuits make their way to court, they’ve often become messy, emotional, and expensive. Mediation sidesteps some of that frustration by focusing on less formal, less combative means of conflict resolution. People usually talk about mediation in the context of… Read More »

How “Star Trek” Got Old Age Right

Soon, we will live in a world that has more old people than children. Currently, with a population of approximately 7 billion, Earth has about 900 million people over the age of 60. According to The Huffington Post, experts expect the latter figure to leap to 2.4 billion by 2050! And many of those will… Read More »

For Seniors, Staying at Home Isn’t Always Ideal

The Wall Street Journal recently told 82-year-old Aldea Campbell’s harrowing story. She lives alone in a house twenty years older than she is. It’s one of the more ancient homes in Maine, where the winters are fierce. The only way she can afford to heat her house, though, is to burn wood in the cellar…. Read More »