Should Seniors Get The Flu Shot?

Rochester Elder Law Attorneys hear the questions and the discussion around, “should seniors get the flu shot?” and the question doesn’t always have a black or white answer. It’s important for the [...]


Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

It’s estimated that one in 25 hospitalized patients will acquire an infection. This is a frightening statistic, especially when coupled with the fact that many of these could be [...]


October Is Health Literacy Month

What is “health literacy?” According to the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy it is the “ability to read, understand and act upon health information.” Miles Zatkowsky, Rochester [...]


The Essentials of Guardianship

Sometimes, in order to take control of an individual who is nearing the end of life but has not executed a healthcare power of attorney, family members need to implement a guardianship. A recent [...]


An Advance Healthcare Directive Can Make a Difficult Conversation a Little Bit Easier

Does your family know your preferences for end-of-life care in case of emergency? Are you sure? If you haven’t created an Advance Healthcare Directive or spoken to your loved ones specifically [...]


Prudential to Stop Offering Group Long-Term Care Insurance, Giving Buyers One Less Option

If you have been thinking about investing in long-term care insurance when planning for the future, you now, unfortunately, have one less option to consider. Recent news reports that as of August [...]


Affordable Care Act Likely to Improve Situations of People with Disabilities

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a hot topic lately, and of great concern to people of all walks of life; but people with disabilities, or who rely on government benefits to help them pay for [...]


The Pros and Cons of Long-Term Care Insurance

Do you have long-term care insurance? SHOULD you have long-term care insurance? These are questions that currently plague many forty-, fifty-, and sixty-somethings, as well as some precocious [...]


The High Emotional—And Financial—Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects everybody it touches—husbands, wives, children and grandchildren—they all bear witness to their loved one’s slow demise. Sadly, emotional stress is not the [...]


Advice for Executors: How to Manage Final Medical Expenses

Most people die in a hospital; sometimes after a long and slow decline, sometimes after a quick and unexpected tragedy. If you are an executor of the deceased’s estate this is significant because [...]