Could a no-contest clause backfire?

The possibility of your heirs contesting your will may concern you. The monetary costs and emotional distress of a will contest is something you do not want for your surviving family members. You might think placing a no-contest clause in your will is the answer....

3 benefits of a special needs trust

Having a child who has a disability can be challenging for any parent. Not only must you find care and accommodations for your son or daughter, but you must also ensure he or she has the necessary funds to thrive after your death. Still, giving money to your child may...

The pros and cons of aging in place

Long-term care planning may involve aging in place with home health services. Living at home may sound appealing, but being housebound has some disadvantages, as well. The New York State Department of Health provides information about various home care services that...

What does a health care agent do?

Whether you are an older adult preparing for end of life issues or the possibility of becoming incapacitated or you want to help a family member prepare for challenges that could arise later on, it is crucial to go over your options. In New York, the state's Health...

Are Medicaid trusts a good idea?

You and your spouse have been discussing your estate. You both have health issues. If you don’t take care of your health, you could lose your life savings. If you were able to qualify for Medicaid without spending everything you own, this could be a solution for you....

What are bedsores?

When you leave your loved one in an elder care facility, you would hope that means they will get the best possible care and attention. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. But sometimes, it is hard to pinpoint when, if and how your loved one might have faced...

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