As Americans live increasingly lengthier lives, many require continuing, long-term care. Seniors have a distinctive type of health care, home care, and financial needs that becomes more complex as they age. It is very important to learn about the care-giving and management of appropriate living arrangements for your elderly parents, friends, or other family members.
It is also important to determine what your elderly parent, friend, or family member may need. Figuring out living arrangements, health care necessities, and financial needs early on places you and them in a better position when the time comes.
To decide what types of care your elder relative or friend may require, ask yourself these questions:
Elder law is a type of legal practice that places an emphasis on issues that affect the growing aging population such as long-term care, nursing home issues, medical directives, and senior assistance.
Numerous federal and state laws are in place to protect nursing home and assisted living facility patients from neglect and abuse. These laws also protect the privacy, security, and health of the facility patients.
Social Security affects the life of almost every American, and it is the foundation of economic security for many retirees. Having a firm understanding and knowledge of Social Security benefits is crucial.
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