What Are the Difficulties of Caring for an Aging Parent

A young woman's hands embracing an elderly woman's hands. What Are the Difficulties of Caring for an Aging Parent?

With life expectancy climbing higher every year – it’s currently 79 years old in the state of Maryland – one of the primary concerns on the minds of adult children everywhere is how to deal with elderly parents. So, it should come as no surprise that one of the questions we often hear is, “What…

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How to Get Power of Attorney in Maryland

How to Get Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney document partially hanging out of a folder. A pair of glasses and a pen sit on top of the document.

Power of attorney can be an incredibly useful tool to help individuals manage their legal and financial decisions should they become incapacitated. But how? You may be wondering what exactly that means. And you’re not alone. Power of attorney is often misunderstood. So, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will define…

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Do I Need a Maryland Elder Neglect Attorney?

Elder Neglect Attorney Blog Image: In the foreground, a closeup of a young man in a button up looking at his watch. He is walking away from an elderly man blurred in the background.

Did you know that an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year? Of these cases, an estimated 93 percent go unreported. If you or a loved one experiences elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, whether physical, emotional, financial, or sexual, steps must be taken to hold parties accountable…

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The Benefits of Long Term Care Planning in Maryland

Long Term Care Planning Blog Image: A elderly man sitting on a wooden park bench overlooking the ocean. An elderly woman in a wheelchair sitting by his side.

With the life expectancy here in Maryland  – currently 79 years old – continuing to climb higher every year, Long Term Care Planning cannot be ignored. More and more adults are living longer, healthier, and more active lives than ever before. The U.S. population is aging, and this changing dynamic across the country has led to…

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How Do I Protect My Elderly Parents at Home (Aging in Place)?

How Do I Protect My Elderly Parents at Home Blog Image: An elderly lady holding a cane is sitting on a bench surrounded by green bushes.

As the life expectancy across the nation continues to rise (79 years old in Maryland and climbing higher every year), we will soon have more older adults in this country than ever before. For these aging adults, it can be difficult to accept the new limitations that come with increasing age. For the adult children…

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How to Deal with Elderly Parents

How to Deal with Elderly Parents Blog Image: An adult child holding the hand of his sick mother.

One of the primary concerns on the minds of adult children everywhere is how to deal with elderly parents. With the life expectancy climbing higher every year – it’s currently 79 years old in the state of Maryland – more and more adult children are struggling to understand how to support and care for their…

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#FreeBritney – What You Need to Know About the Britney Spears Conservatorship

Chances are, you’ve heard the phrase “Free Britney” in the news, you’ve seen the hashtag #FreeBritney on social media, or you’ve heard someone talking about the Britney Spears conservatorship case. But what is this all about? What is a conservatorship? And what is so special about the Britney Spears case? What is a Conservatorship? Conservatorship,…

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Guardianship of the Person and Property in Maryland (Full Guardianship)

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When a person is no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of age, disease, or disability, a legal guardian, also known as a conservator, may be appointed by a Maryland circuit court to assist in making some or all personal and/or financial decisions. There are generally three types of guardianship, referred to as…

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