Does your mom currently live on her own without any problems? Do you check in with her each day or stop by her home? Have the two of you talked about her plans for the future, especially if she were to need critical nursing care? During the month of May both National Elder Law Month and National Older American Month are celebrated. Both of these observances are crucial for you and your mom because of the support and knowledge or aging that both of you can receive. In regard to
Are you caring for a loved one with autism? Have you given serious consideration to your loved one’s future and the need for thoughtful and careful planning? Depending on the severity of their autism the specific needs of autistic individuals can vary greatly and, in fact, many people with autism need assistance throughout their entire lives.
Are you the parent, grandparent, or sibling taking care of an autistic loved one? When should you begin planning for your loved one with autism? You should begin your planning early. As the caregiver for
As a senior living in Florida have you thought about planning for long-term care? There are definite advantages for planning for long-term care now and not putting it off until you suddenly need care. Early planning will enable you to make a good choice for long-term care for yourself and ultimately for your loved ones. We will discuss more in this blog about the pros for long-term care planning in the state of Florida.
Are you planning for Medicare to cover your long-term care needs? We understand that because you are
Are you familiar with romance scams? Have you ever heard of a romance scam called “Lonely Heart”? These scams often occur when scammers are attempting to financially exploit vulnerable people. There are many ways this scam can be accomplished, including by phone or online. The scammer earns the trust of the vulnerable senior through romantic manipulation and emotional deceit. Unfortunately, seniors are especially vulnerable to lonely heart frauds due to higher incidence of loneliness and social isolation.
Sadly, Valentine’s Day gives online criminals an even better opportunity to take advantage of
Are you beginning the new year by focusing on your goals and resolutions? Have you decided to begin with getting organized? Are you adding new and better habits? With all the many ideas you have about how you will achieve the resolutions you set for yourself, we would like to share one that is both easy and critical to complete!
Creating or updating your Florida estate plan is probably the most important New Year’s Resolution you can make this year. Did you know that the estate plan you create can protect
We know the end of the year is quickly approaching. In just a few short weeks, it will be 2022. Of course, the persisting pandemic continues to add a layer to our plans but, for most of us, we are busy finalizing our end of the year plans, purchasing last minute holiday gifts, and making plans to spend time with family. This is the perfect time to take stock of what has happened this year, as well as reflect on your goals for the coming year. What went well? What
November signifies that the holiday season is here. The weather gets a little cooler in Florida and we start to see decorations of all kinds. While Thanksgiving is on the minds of most Americans in November, during this month we also focus on the importance of caring for our aging family members during National Long-Term Care Awareness Month.
This time of year, for many families, provides loved ones living across the country a purpose to visit. During this annual time of togetherness, it may also provide adult children an opportunity to
Did you know October is National Long-Term Care Planning Month? We find, in our practice, that long-term care continues to be one of the least discussed topics for our Florida seniors and their families despite how critical it is.
Where does the conversation begin? It starts with understanding what “long-term care” is in America. The term can refer to various types of care including a home health aide, assisted living or nursing home. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), “long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s
Did you know there are key reasons to update your estate plan when you move to a new state? It can be a great time to make sure your estate plan is comprehensive and includes protections for all of your goals. It can also be important to make updates that reflect laws that vary from state to state and can have significant impacts on the effectiveness of an estate plan. Let us discuss why you should update your estate plan when you move to a new state.
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Did you know that Attorney Bobbi Meloro has been named a Super Lawyer for 2021? Super Lawyers must first be nominated by peers in the legal profession and then pass a rigorous investigation process into their knowledge of the law, their professional reputation and their professional work ethic along with advocacy on behalf of their clients. Super Lawyers are standouts in the legal field and today, we want to honor Attorney Meloro for this great accomplishment.
During her more than 20 years of practicing law, Bobbi Meloro has shown a commitment