Significant Elder Law Changes in Ohio

It has been years since Ohio has seen the significant Elder law changes as it is seeing right now.  There are changes to Medicaid and Veteran benefits all at once. The Veterans changes are fairly drastic.  The law has only been out for comment and the effective date is only in the rumor stages.  The […]

How to Obtain VA Benefits

I frequently see veterans who have returned from tours of duty with a variety of medical and emotional issues that interfere with their ability to enjoy a productive and happy life.  Entitlement to financial help from the Veterans Benefits Administration can be difficult to establish without legal assistance.  The process can take years, with multiple […]

February is Heart Month

Ah – it’s February.  The month of love. The month of Valentine’s Day with its pink and red heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, pink and red greeting cards, pink and red flowers, and everywhere hearts, hearts, and more hearts. February is also Heart Disease Awareness Month – the month to seriously consider the healthiness of your […]

December 7 – 13 National Influenza Vaccination Week

Everyone seems to know when the flu season arrives, but does everyone realize how important flus shots are for the elders in our community? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. This is because, traditionally, influenza […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

It is time to dispel all myths and misconceptions about lung cancer with some little known facts. The first fact is that each year more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths.  It is the leading cause of cancer death […]

Intergenerational Living

Today is almost a flashback to the 40’s and early 50’s in that there are more intergenerational households than there have been in a long time. According to a recent survey, 43% of adult caregivers in the USA that are between the ages of 35 and 62 either reside with a parent, stepparent, or an […]

Post Retirement Blues

It is often surprising to young people how often a new retiree becomes anxious or depressed. As the young see it, after working hard all their adult lives, retirement should be a happy goal achieved. Unfortunately, the reality is that when that retirement day does finally arrive, the retiree looks at his situation and asks, “Who am I, and what do I do with the rest of my life?”

Managing the Costs of Long Term Care

In a good news/bad news scenario, our average life spans are longer than ever before, but the longer we live, the more likely it is that we will need extended medical care. This could be in the realm of rehabilitation after a broken hip, or the management of ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease. While we […]

The Use Of Pets To Help The Elderly

Pets can be very helpful for the elderly. They lower anxiety in people and offer the comfort of companionship. Any person who has seen the love in a dog’s eyes while it is getting it’s belly rubbed, or listening to the gentle purr from a content cat will know that they pass that solace onto […]

Taking Your Medication Properly

As we get older, our failing health requires us to have to take more and more medication. All of these changes can be confusing and can result in missing regular dosage which can cause serious problems with a person’s health. Combine this with the challenge of vision or memory problems and the situation can become […]

9 Medicaid Myths That Could Cost You

POSTED IN MEDICARE & MEDICAID BY LAWYERS.COM Despite what many people think, the government health care program for the elderly, Medicare, covers very few nursing home costs. Medicaid is the largest source of government funding for nursing home care. But getting Medicaid benefits isn’t always easy because the rules can be complicated. So, there are […]