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Category Archives: Elder Law

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Medicare Can Pay for In-Home Care

By Eric Millhorn |

A key goal for many seniors is maintaining their independence. Most want to put off the day when they must move in with a child or into an assisted living facility/nursing home. However, some seniors also need some medical assistance while living at home. Fortunately, Medicare will cover in-home care in certain situations. The… Read More »

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New Review Teams Could Investigate Suspected Elder Abuse

By Eric Millhorn |

Governor DeSantis has recently signed legislation that allows for the creation of review teams across Florida tasked with investigating suspected elder abuse fatalities. We welcome the creation of these teams, as elder abuse has proven difficult to eliminate around the state, including in nursing homes. According to media reports, the law does not mandate… Read More »

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New Scams to Watch Out For

By Eric Millhorn |

Scammers often prey on senior citizens, believing them to be easy targets. There are many reasons for this. Some seniors live alone and might be emotionally vulnerable. As we age, many seniors also struggle with remembering details, so it might be easier to confuse someone. Some seniors also have more disposable income than, say,… Read More »

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What Makes a Good Trustee?

By Eric Millhorn |

The person who administers a trust is called a “trustee.” This person will have enormous power, so it is important to choose someone who is well qualified for the job. With many inter vivos trusts, the person creating the trust serves as its trustee. But in some situations, it makes more sense to name… Read More »

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The Older Americans Act is Expanding

By Eric Millhorn |

President Trump recently reauthorized the Older Americans Act (OAA) in low key fashion, an event unfortunately overshadowed by recent events involving the coronavirus pandemic. The OAA is a significant piece of legislation that many seniors know little about even when they benefit from it. The recent authorization also changed some of the OAA’s provisions,… Read More »

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Dispensing with Myths about Elder Law

By Eric Millhorn |

As established elder law attorneys in The Villages, we have heard many myths about this area of law. Unfortunately, some of this misinformation prevents people from seeking out legal help when it would be most beneficial. Below we want to set the record straight on elder law and highlight why now might be a… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Living Wills

By Eric Millhorn |

A living will is one type of advance directive that makes up part of a complete estate plan. With this document, a client can decide ahead of time what kind of lifesaving treatment he or she wants in the event of incapacity. Many clients are grateful for the control that a living will provides… Read More »

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Shopping for Assisted Living: the Basics

By Eric Millhorn |

Assisted living is an attractive option for seniors who need some help with daily tasks but do not need to go into a nursing home. For over 10 years, these residencies have grown faster than any other part of the long-term care industry, as reported by MarketWatch. Seniors and their family members face challenges… Read More »

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Is a Loved One Being Exploited on Social Media?

By Eric Millhorn |

At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, we regularly raise the alarm about elder abuse, whether physical, emotional, sexual, or financial. But there is another type of elder abuse that might be on the rise, and that involves social media. According to ProPublica, many nursing home residents have been secretly photographed or recorded by staff,… Read More »

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Checking in With Elderly Family Members this Holiday Season

By Eric Millhorn |

The holidays are the one time of year when many people check in with their elderly relatives, such as aunts and uncles or close family friends. If parents live far away, then this might be the first time that many people see them face-to-face in an entire year. The elderly have many needs, and… Read More »

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