Category: Elder Law

Medicaid Planning is not Estate Planning

Does your estate plan protect assets from long-term care costs? Does it include a strategy for long-term care?  Many people think that if they’ve done an estate plan, they have covered long-term care or Medicaid planning issues.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Medicaid planning is not estate planning and you’ll need an Elder… Continued

Frame & Frame Welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier

Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier to the firm. Veronica will be leading the firm’s estate planning practice in Frederick, MD. Veronica has been working in the legal field since 2001 and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Her areas of expertise include Wills, Trusts and Powers of… Continued

Signs That Your Parent Needs a Guardianship

As your parents age, you may realize that they seem to be more forgetful, such as forgetting to close the garage door, repeating stories, or not knowing what day of the week it is. These memory lapses often intensify over the years, and what begins as “senior moments” can quickly turn into dementia, a condition… Continued

The Best Apps to Make the Lives of Seniors Easier

Learning how to use certain types of technology and electronic devices can be overwhelming, which is unfortunate because there are many useful applications that can help make seniors’ lives easier and more enjoyable. Here are some of the most useful apps for seniors, which can be downloaded. These apps range from everything between health apps… Continued

Elder Romance and Marriage

Romance is often associated with the young. Somehow, our society generally believes that the elderly have outgrown the emotions that come with dating. Yet, older adults find just as much enjoyment as teenagers do from the excitement, compassion, and love that companionship provides. In today’s world, finding love again at an older age is more… Continued

Livable Communities for Elders and Others In Maryland

AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages is a free publication created by the Maryland Health Commissioner, community leaders, and non-profits, and highlights the issues and goals that certain communities are working towards to make neighborhoods, towns, and cities better places to live. Several Maryland communities made the list this year because of the… Continued

Protecting Against Elder Financial Abuse

Many people have a low-lying fear or suspicion of others. After all, the sinister characters in movies, TV shows, and books are generally strangers to their victims. However, the majority of violent crimes are committed by the victim’s family member. The same is true for elder financial abuse. According to Forbes, 90 percent of elder… Continued

Senior Safe Act Helps Prevent Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse has been a growing problem in the last decade. A recent study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that one in 18 “cognitively intact” elderly people were the victims of financial abuse in the last year alone. Elderly people with a cognitive impairment are even more likely to be… Continued

Respite Services for the Senior

Seniors who wish to continue living at home with their children for as long as possible, or who wish to live in their original home until they pass away, have a good option with respite services. Respite services allow a caregiver, who is typically an adult child of the senior citizen, some short term relief… Continued

Quality of Life Planning for the Senior

Sure, people are living longer these days, but are their lives happy in their later years, or are they filled with stress, depression, loneliness, and confusion? Sadly for many, it is the latter. But there are steps that you can take to prevent this decline in quality of life from happening to yourself or your… Continued