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Elder Abuse: How To Stop It

Why Elder Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem One story: Prosecutors in Seattle charged Christopher Wise with the murder of his mother, Ruby. His crime? Letting her rot to death with eight huge pressure sores, several to the bone, while he played Internet poker and lived off her pension. His excuse? She didn’t want to go to a nursing home or a doctor; he was just respecting her wishes. This is only one example of elder abuse. REPORT ELDER ABUSE – IT’S A CRIME! Call: 1-800-962-2873 | Online at:...

Posted by on May 31, 2016

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Taxes: Tips for Seniors

Learning About Taxes Relevant to Seniors An Article From Elder Law Answers. Taxes are due April 15th and it is time to finish crossing T’s and dotting I’s in completion of your taxes. You want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions you’re entitled to. Following are some things to keep in mind as you prepare your tax form. Gifts. Did you give away any money this year? The gift tax can be very confusing. If you gave away more than $14,000 in 2015, you will have to file a Form 709,...

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

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Nursing Homes: Don’t Put Me There

By Tara Bahrampour for the Washington Post Nursing Home Discussions Are Important As the population of older Americans swells, the nursing home decision becomes an inevitable part of aging. It impacts not only the elderly, but also the caregivers. Promise you won’t put me away. It is hard to say no to that request. But it often is even harder to honor it.  The author presents some very different conversations in families as they struggle to find the balance between home care and nursing home placement. For many, the idea of...

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016

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Geriatricians: How Can They Help My Elderly Parents?

  Many of our clients at The Miller Elder Law Firm not only need legal consultation but also need recommendations for other areas impacting seniors such as medical care.  We wanted to share information about geriatricians, physicians who are trained to work with the medical complexities of aging adults, so you may consider this specialty as a resource. Defining Geriatric Medicine Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the health and well-being of older adults. Geriatricians must complete seven...

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

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Preventing Holiday Scams Targeting Seniors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Older Americans presents tips on preventing scams targeting seniors during the holiday season. Scams targeting seniors occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people’s generosity during the holiday season. These grinches, armed with their dirty tricks, may even weave the holidays into elaborate stories to pull at your heartstrings as they slip their sticky fingers into your wallet. During the holidays, the common scam known as the imposter...

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015

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