Are you caring for an aging parent or grandparent? If so, you already understand how difficult it can be to provide quality care while still trying to focus on your own career and/or immediate family. A geriatric care manager may be the solution. A Harrison elder law attorney at the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia explains how a geriatric care manager can help family caregivers. Caregiver Facts and Figures If you are the primary caregiver for an elderly parent (or other loved one), it may … [Read more...] about How Can a Geriatric Care Manager Help You?
The Sad Reality about Elder Abuse
Whether you are a senior yourself, or the loved one of a senior, elder abuse is something you need to understand. Although most people are aware that elder abuse occurs, they often don’t truly know the scope of the problem nor how to prevent becoming a victim. A Harrison elder law attorney at the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia explains the sad reality about elder law. What You Need to Know about Elder Abuse Experts all agree that elder abuse is a serious, and growing, problem in the … [Read more...] about The Sad Reality about Elder Abuse
Health Workers Are Not Reporting Signs of Elder Abuse
Most of us have a parent, grandparent, or even an elderly neighbor that we worry about and look after on a regular basis. Sadly, the possibility that an elderly loved one could become the victim of elder abuse is one reason we all worry. To make matters worse, the health care workers we all rely on to catch signs of elder abuse may not be as reliable as we thought, according to a recent study. The Harrison elder law attorneys at the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia explain that although the … [Read more...] about Health Workers Are Not Reporting Signs of Elder Abuse
Report Shows Lack of Oversight of Assisted Living Facilities
The population of older Americans has increased dramatically in recent years – and experts tell us it will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Many of the nation’s elderly are living in an assisted living facility. If you have a loved one living in an assisted living facility, you may find the contents of a recently released report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) alarming. As the Hauppauge elder law attorneys at the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia explain, the … [Read more...] about Report Shows Lack of Oversight of Assisted Living Facilities
Federal Authorities Investigating Elder Abuse Scam
Whether you are a senior yourself, or you have a loved one who is, the threat of elder abuse is a very real concern. When you think of elder abuse, however, you should not limit your focus to physical or emotional abuse because financial abuse is actually the most common form of elder abuse –and the perpetrators are getting more and more sophisticated with their schemes. As a recent news article discusses, federal investigators are currently investigating an elder abuse scam in New York that … [Read more...] about Federal Authorities Investigating Elder Abuse Scam
How to Be a Long-Distance Caregiver
There was a time when a family would typically remain within a fairly small geographical area for generations. Moving far away from your extended family was simply not commonly done. Today, however, it is the norm to live hundreds, even thousands, of miles away from even your close family members. Advances in technology make keeping in touch much easier; however, providing care for an elderly loved one remains difficult from far away. For those who are struggling to do just that, a Harrison … [Read more...] about How to Be a Long-Distance Caregiver
What Happens If My Sibling and I Disagree about Medical Treatment for My Father?
Watching your father’s health deteriorate is difficult enough with out adding in family conflict. Unfortunately, however, decision relating to a parent’s care can often spur conflict among siblings. If you find yourself in a situation where you and your siblings appear unable to agree on medical treatment or an overall care plan for your father, what can you do? Are there any practical options that might help? What legal options do you have if a resolution becomes impossible? To help answer some … [Read more...] about What Happens If My Sibling and I Disagree about Medical Treatment for My Father?
Are Your Driving Privileges at Risk?
Although Americans are living considerably longer, on average, than their ancestors did a century ago, the natural aging process does still hit all of us eventually. As a result, most of us will notice physical and/or mental deterioration the older we get. One of the areas of your life that might be impacted by that deterioration is your ability to drive. In fact, the State of New York could revoke your driving privileges after a driver re-evaluation process. To ensure that you know where you … [Read more...] about Are Your Driving Privileges at Risk?
Senior Suicide – Do You Have a Loved One at Risk?
If you have a parent, or other loved one, who is elderly, you likely worry about a host of potential physical and mental problems that could lead to serious illness or even death. One thing you may not have considered is the risk of suicide. That risk, however, is very real according to experts. In fact, the senior suicide rate is fairly high, and is increasing, says a recently published article in Today’s Geriatric Medicine. Senior Suicide Facts and Figures When most of us think about those … [Read more...] about Senior Suicide – Do You Have a Loved One at Risk?
Durable Power of Attorney and Elder Care Considerations
At some point, most everyone will find themselves in the role of caregiver, to some degree, to someone in their family or maybe even a friend. While the actual physical care is top priority, there also exists a very important reality that will have to be addressed: the legal and financial considerations. There are no shortage of questions our estate planning lawyers hear on a daily basis and while it’s virtually impossible to provide specifics in a column, what we can try to do is put the … [Read more...] about Durable Power of Attorney and Elder Care Considerations