Blog: July 2015

Senior Housing Choices - Bewildering, Fear-Provoking, Yet Plentiful

{5:25 minutes to read}

Choosing senior housing and care is a critical part of aging. We are asked almost daily, “Where shall I go and when?” The options available are plentiful and they fall into a few distinct areas.

Deciding where to go and eliminating where not to go is often based on four factors: physical and medical needs, home size and preparedness, social and emotional needs, and last, but hardly, least financial needs and resources.

Social Security Fraud Happens: Taking Steps to Resolve the Problem

{3:55 minutes to read}

Jonathan has Alzheimer’s, and as a result, he has not been handling his finances for over a year. He has an agent under his Power of Attorney (POA) and Eddy & Schein taking care of his financial affairs. A Geriatric Care Manager and a Home Health Aide Agency are caring for his physical and medical needs.

Each week Diane Lansing stops by to visit with Jonathan and collect his mail. Back in the Eddy & Schein office, Diane writes checks to send to his POA agent for signature and mailing. She also reviews Jonathan’s bank statements. Recently, while checking his bank statement, Diane noticed that Jonathan’s Social Security payment for the month had not been deposited the previous week, as scheduled. 

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