Category Archives for Elder Care

Giving Thanks To Our Parents and Giving Back

It is our duty to take care of our parents, just as they did when we were growing up. This thanksgiving, we must not forget that they raised us to be the people we are today. That is why the law professionals at The Law Offices of Martha Patterson want to make sure you are […]

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Caregiver: Did You Take Care of Your Planning?

Caregiver with Elderly Man

I meet many people who are in their 80s and 90s, and almost all of them are facing some kind of health challenge. I focus on making sure that my clients have a plan for both what happens when you die and what happens when you live and need help with care and paying your […]

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The MUST HAVE Holiday Conversation

Holidays are just around the corner and families will be gathering to celebrate. This is the time of year when you are able to spend time with your parents. The Alzheimer’s association reports that at age 80 half of all people have some form of dementia, thus if your parents are in that age range […]

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The Uncomfortable Conversation about Healthcare Decisions

It’s the Holidays and we all want to talk about Happy Times and Happy Memories. No one wants the memory of my friend who will always remember that just days after Christmas he was called to the hospital he was only 27, his grandmother was gravely ill. His parents were out of town and could […]

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Helping You Qualify for Medi-Cal Legally and Honestly

Did you know that thousands of Americans that are eligible for Medi-Cal for nursing home care never even apply for benefits? Yet postponing or avoiding this process means you could be wasting thousands of dollars every year. This is especially true if you are married and your loved one is in a Skilled Nursing Home. […]

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Protecting a Family Dealing with Disease, Dementia and Disability

John a retired manager of a big company was diagnosed with terminal Cancer, and he knew he needed to protect his wife Margaret as Margaret was showing signs of forgetfulness and she had not handled their finances so he knew she would need help. In addition he was worried about his daughter, and two of […]

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Protecting Your Aging Parents: What Every Adult Child Must Know

If you are worried about your parents and their future you are not alone. “Getting old is NOT for sissies”. Normal aging makes day to day tasks more difficult, and even a sharp 90 year old will show some signs that their mind does not work as fast or well as it did when they […]

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How Do You pay For Long Term Care?

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a disease like ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke or the myriad of other conditions that cause you to need assistance with daily living tasks, you know you need help but how do you pay for help? Most people believe that Medicare will pay for care however since […]

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A Stroke? You Are In Charge, What Do You Do?

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You arrive at the hospital and your loved one has had a stroke, they are having difficulty talking and it is unlikely that they are able to write their name. What are supposed to do? If you are lucky your loved one has met with an attorney and has done comprehensive estate planning which includes […]

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