I recently had a frustrating experience with a physician regarding a client who would have absolutely thrived in assisted living. The doctor insisted that because of his past knowledge of assisted living, he “just knew” they couldn’t meet his patient’s needs; he was adamant that a nursing home was the only option. This opened my eyes to the fact that many professionals may not be aware of the higher level of care that can be provided safely and effectively in many assisted living communities. Please feel free to use this article I wrote as a tool when speaking with your clients, patients, caregivers and providers.
Owlytics Healthcare product line is just getting into the US. I’m not sure of the distributor, but I’m sure it can be found. Seems like senior living centers, home health care agencies, GCMs, rehab facilities, etc. should check out the product line to see if remote monitoring can keep our clients from having events requiring hospitalization. Read more…
Nursing homes have been terminating Medicare coverage of those that do not show improvement in health. My Elder shares what you need to know. Read more…
Photo Credits Martin Van-Denheuvel and K-Mitch Hodge
In an article from Sunday’s New York Times Opinion Section (12/8/19), the reporter discusses how his very patriotic 88 year old grandmother was defrauded and lost her life savings. She believed that she was helping the government stop a multi-million dollar international money laundering scheme.
We all have to be vigilant in protecting our family and clients’ assets from all sorts of scams.
Thank you to all who attended last Wednesday’s Orion NYC Elder Care meeting on Financial Abuse.
Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chairman, Orion Eliminate Elder Abuse and Neglect Commitment Committee
The most powerful legal document currently in force in the United States is its Constitution. The Durable Power of Attorney your client executed last Tuesday comes in a close second. Here is a recent article I wrote for the summer edition of the NYSBA: Defensive Estate Planning with Powers of Attorney: How to Avoid Mayhem, Chaos and Unintended Consequences