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How to Prepare Seniors with Dementia for a Hurricane

This article is based on a conversation by Kim Hegwood, managing attorney for Hegwood Law Group, and Dale Libby, Chairman and CEO of the Brazoria County Gathering Place Interfaith Ministries. For the full conversation on this topic, view the Life…
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Elder Care In The Age Of Covid-19: What You Need To Know Right Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to the entire world, but no population has been hit as hard as the elderly. By some estimates, 40% of the deaths from COVID-19 in the United States have occurred in nursing homes and…
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Protecting Elders from Danger

As we are all aware, being elderly puts us at increased risk of disease or injury. It also makes us more vulnerable to scams and schemes than the public in general. For one thing, many of the elderly are lonely…
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Navigating Long-Term Care Insurance with Your Houston Elder Lawyer

In our modern era, Americans are living longer, fuller lives. We are fortunate to be getting more and more quality years in the typical lifespan. Of course, there is still a need to plan for accidents, illness, and the eventual…
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Long-Term Care Insurance and Alternatives | Houston Elder Law Attorneys

As Houston Elder Law Attorneys, we know that taking care of an aging relative can be emotional, time-consuming and expensive. Most people who have taken care of an aging relative can tell you there are many costs associated with long-term…
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Houston Elder Lawyer Answers, “When should I start planning for long-term care?”

One of the most frequently asked questions our Houston elder lawyers receive is, “When should we start planning for long-term care?” The short answer is, “Long before you need it!” When it comes to your home, your health and your…
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Mom Might Have Dementia, Can She Still Write a Will in Texas?

If your elderly parent is becoming more forgetful or is demonstrating other unusual behavior, you should get them to a doctor right away to be checked for dementia. More than 3 million cases of dementia are diagnosed each year and…
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Alzheimer’s Patient Spoon-Fed Because Directive Wasn’t Specific

In 40 years, Bill Harris built up a lifetime of memories with his wife, Nora, but since she was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s seven years ago, things have changed. “She doesn't really make words sometimes,” said Harris in…
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Saving the Home with Long-Term Health Care Demands

The largest asset most people have is their family home. If a senior is in a situation where his or her long-term care insurance is exhausted and the other assets are used to pay for care, how does one protect…
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Some Surprising Expenses in Retirement

After working hard and saving your money wisely, you’re ready for a successful retirement. Unfortunately, there can be bumps and hiccups with the plans. Nobody wants to be caught off-guard when it comes to saving for the future, so Forbes…
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