What? No Electronics?!

By Rachel Kabb-Effron Certified Elder Law Attorney Kabb Law Firm I just sent my daughter to Israel today for 17 days.  While it is not the first time I have been apart from Trudie, it is the first time that she is going somewhere that is at least 15 hours away by plane.  She literally […]

The Importance of Having a Living Will?

A living will is also sometimes called a health care directive or an advance directive. Whatever term is used, it is the legal document containing your wishes regarding prolonged medical treatments for patients who are at end of life. A living will should never be confused with a living trust which has to do with […]

Snowbirds Fly Home

As the weather turns warmer in Northeast Ohio, the flowers will begin to bloom, winter will fade away into Spring, and it will be time for the “Snowbirds” – seniors who spend their winters in warmer climates – to return home. Late March and April are ideal times for this migration to begin in Ohio. […]

Senior Driver Evaluations

When people think of the elderly needing a driving assessment, they often think of getting into accidents or becoming lost. It is a sense of independence for many and the thought of losing their right to drive is unimaginable. They do not want to rely on others to take them places, although, in some cases, […]

10 Reasons to Become a Renter In Retirement

Recently several leading magazines have published articles on why retirees should consider renting as opposed to owning.  Some of the main reasons are: Gained capital. When you sell your home and begin renting you gain capital that is able to produce and earn income.  You no longer have maintenance costs or property costs, and sometimes […]

March is National Kidney Month

The awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease is the 100% focus of the National Kidney Foundation. To begin with, do you know where your kidneys are located and how they function? Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on either side of your spine. They are roughly about the size of your fist. Because […]

Are you a “SuperAger”?

It almost sounds like some hero out of a comic book, but scientists are now looking into the brains of “SuperAgers”, or people over the age of 80 who have the cognitive and mental acuity of a middle-aged person, thirty years their junior, according to a recent study from the Journal of Neurology. By finding […]

Options to Consider Besides a Nursing Home

Long term care.  This can prove to be an enormous decision facing many families. The choice does not have to be a nursing home.  Social workers, home health agencies and especially the staff at Kabb Law can help you find the options to nursing home care. First there are continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and […]

New Drug May Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative condition that affects many of our elderly in the United States and across the world. While, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are several drugs available that can treat the symptoms and slow down the progress if it is caught in time. That is until now… The Wisconsin […]

Organ Donation

As difficult as it is to think about what’s going to happen to your body after you die, agreeing to be an organ donor may be the finest gift you will leave behind.  There are over 100,000 people in the USA who are waiting for an organ donation. Four thousand more are added to the […]

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Generally, it is not recognized how prevalent thyroid disease is. It is more common than diabetes or heart disease. There are 30 million Americans who have thyroid disease, and more than half of them exist as undiagnosed cases. There are 2 types of thyroid disease.  One of them is hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone).  Women […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Within the next five years, it is estimated that 80 million people will suffer from the eye disease known as glaucoma.  There are currently over three million glaucoma sufferers in America, but half of them don’t know it because there are practically no warning symptoms to the disease. What causes glaucoma?  Poor drainage of a […]

What Have You Gained Through Obamacare?

Now that the holiday season has come to an end and we’ve entered 2015, you will begin to hear a lot of information about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a new Congress takes office. For years now, we have heard comments on the new system and about its flaws and inherent shortcomings, but now […]

International Elder Care

In Europe demographic numbers are projecting that by 2050 people over the age of 65 will make up one-third of the population in the EU.  All of the countries are currently researching how to reduce health care and retirement costs. Care for the elderly is being transformed as adult children with demanding jobs are either […]

Innovative Elder Care

According to Census Bureau projections, the elderly population in the USA will reach 80 million by the year 2050 – more than double what it is now. Caring for the elderly and frail population is complicated and expensive. In 2012, Medicare and Medicaid spent nearly $60 billion each on post-acute care. A lot of the […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness

December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness (SAD) month.  Millions of people in the USA have seasonal depression.  As it gets colder and the days grow shorter people can start to feel blue.  But for more than 10 million Americans the seasonal blues have become a greater more serious condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). […]