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Category Archives: Assisted Living

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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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How to Reduce Costs of Long-Term Care

By Eric Millhorn |

Nobody wants to spend the end of their life in a nursing home, but millions of people will. And the cost is eye-popping. According to Senior Living, the average annual cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home in Florida is almost $100,000. It might be more or less depending on where you… Read More »

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Many Nursing Homes Still Lack Generators

By Eric Millhorn |

Hurricane Irma revealed a weakness in nursing homes and critical care facilities. In particular, they lacked any alternate power source, such as a generator. As a result, a dozen residents died from heat-related reasons in a Hollywood, Florida nursing home when Irma struck. Our legislature responded by passing a law that required nursing homes… Read More »

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Women Have Unique Estate Planning Needs

By Eric Millhorn |

Most estate planning advice applies equally to women and men. But it is also true that women tend to have some unique needs that they must consider when they create their estate plans. At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, we are happy to discuss your estate plan and create the documents that turn that… Read More »

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How To Talk To An Elderly Parent About Assisted Living

By Eric Millhorn |

Many of our parents will retain their independence into their 70s and even into their 80s. But there usually comes a time when Mom or Dad (or both) can no longer take care of themselves. At some point, you will need to discuss whether your elderly parent should move into an assisted living facility—and… Read More »

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