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States Are Bracing for the Baby Boomer Retirement Surge

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jul 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are demographic and cultural shifts occurring in the United States with a surge of baby boomer retirement on the horizon. The baby boomer generation continues to “gray” the country and is changing the way individual states set budgets and health care policies.  More attention will be paid t...

Uses for a Personal Property Memorandum

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Family members often end up arguing over mom or dad’s favorite items when that parent dies. Arguments can take place over things like a coffee mug, a piece of jewelry or a painting. These types of arguments can be eliminated by filling out a personal property memorandum and keeping it with your will or trust.

The State of U.S. Nursing Homes

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jun 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The most vulnerable of Americans are in our nation’s nursing homes. When the novel coronavirus did hit, these nursing homes became its ground zero as many residents and workers did not receive testing, and staff found obtaining personal protective equipment a struggle.

Helping Seniors Adopt Technology

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

You are a caregiver to your parent, but you live 4 hours away and can’t be there to help with everyday activities. Technology can help, but only if you and your parent(s) are able to understand and use it effectively.

Should Elder Care Facilities Reopen?

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jun 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

As many state officials now begin to ease current Covid-19 restrictions, the May 10th Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering likewise for nursing-home residents and their families.

Should I transfer the deed of my house to my children to avoid the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax?

Posted by Scott Hoh | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This blog discusses the pros and cons of whether or not it makes sense to transfer deed ownership of a property into the names of children or other family members to protect the asset before entering an assisted living facility or as a method to avoid the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. The answer is - it depends. Each family situation is different and we need to evaluate what is the best way to protect an elder law client.

Staying Connected with Voice First Technology

Posted by Scott Hoh | May 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across America and disrupt day to day lives. Those who are age 65 or higher experience a higher virus fatality rate, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to recommend that older adults stay at home as much as possible, especially those with underlying health conditions.

Seniors Should Utilize Living Trusts

Posted by Scott Hoh | Apr 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s an unfortunate fact that seniors can be prime targets for financial abuse and scams. Sadly, the elderly are often taken advantage of by strangers — and sometimes even their own family members. That’s why it’s important that planning is in place to help seniors protect themselves and their assets.

Ways Elder Law Attorneys Can Help Seniors

Posted by Scott Hoh | Apr 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many aging Americans depend on family members or friends to help manage their finances, health, and other affairs during retirement and beyond. They often believe that their family members will be able to take care of any issues that arise. While consulting with loved ones about plans and wishes can be beneficial, relying solely on them can cause problems in the long run for both seniors and their families.

Reasons Seniors Should Engage in Estate Planning

Posted by Scott Hoh | Apr 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number — 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data — lack any type of estate plan.

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