Recent study shows private nursing home care approaching $100k per annum

As an elder law attorney, I advise my clients about the wisdom of planning for their post-retirement years. A recent study by Genworth Financial underlines the wisdom of that strategy. Their research tags the cost of a private nursing home room at almost $100,000. That’s an increase of 1.2 percent from 2015 and close to[…]

California End-of-Life option not a simple process

As of June, Californians have access to aid-in-dying methods in theory if not exactly in practice. California’s End-of-Life Option Act includes a considerable list of challenges for both doctors and patients including a requirement to make multiple oral and written requests for  life-ending drugs and a 48-hour notice after taking the medication. The act also[…]

Aging in place hits the demographic bubble

Although the trend toward keeping our parents and loved ones living in their homes is a growing and welcome one, it is hitting a few roadblocks in communities across the country. An article in the Wall Street Journal explored the trend last fall noting that the support for many seniors continuing to live at home[…]