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What are the different types of nursing homes?

What are the different types of nursing homes? A nursing home provides room and board, personal care, protection supervision and medical care, licensed and regulated by State Departments of Public Health. Individually certified by the State for Medicare and Medicaid. Facilities accept a variety of Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance carriers, and private funds. There are … Read moreWhat are the different types of nursing homes?

When does a mentally competent person need guardianship?

When does a mentally competent person need guardianship? One is not legally incompetent until a court make that determination. For family and estate planning purposes, it is important to obtain a professional evaluation of the person’s condition before determining that the person is mentally incompetent. If the person lacks the mental capacity to understand and … Read moreWhen does a mentally competent person need guardianship?

When is a person mentally competent?

When is a person mentally incompetent? Mental incompetence relates to one’s legal capacity to understand and to make rational decisions. A person who is unable to manage his or her affairs due to frailty, long-term illness, or disability, is not necessarily mentally incompetent. Frequently, such a person is mentally astute, but needs someone to manage … Read moreWhen is a person mentally competent?

What are the symptoms of Alzheimers?

What are the symptoms of Alzheimers? The Alzheimer’s Association has developed a list of warning signs that include common symptoms of Alzheimers disease (some also apply to other dementing illnesses). Individuals who exhibit several of these symptoms should see a physician for a complete examination. Memory loss that affects job skills. It’s normal to occasionally … Read moreWhat are the symptoms of Alzheimers?

What is a Living Will and a Health-Care Powers-of-Attorney?

What is a Living Will and a Health-Care Powers-of-Attorney? A living will, also known in some states as an Advance Medical Directive With Health-Care Instructions, is one’s declaration to the world not to keep one alive on life-support machines or by receiving nutrition through feeding tubes, in certain limited circumstances. Since State law varies regarding … Read moreWhat is a Living Will and a Health-Care Powers-of-Attorney?

Why is professional legal guidance so important for the elderly?

Why is Professional Guidance so important? Senior citizens or family members faced with a medical or other crisis may need more than powers-of-attorney. If you want to provide for the support of a disabled child, an aging parent or other loved one, consider a trust. Don’t simply leave this responsibility to someone else informally. Moreover, … Read moreWhy is professional legal guidance so important for the elderly?