Tag Archives: elder law

Helping Seniors Use Rideshare Services When They Are Unable to Drive | Newport Beach Elder Attorney

As seniors start experiencing the changes associated with aging, one of their most common fears is losing their independence. Newport Beach elder attorneys recognize that a chief catalyst of such fears is often when the senior loses the ability to drive. A senior’s ability to operate a vehicle may be affected by a loss of […]

Orange County Elder Law Attorney: 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Dementia Care Facility

By Orange County Elder Law Attorney Darlynn Morgan Once an older loved one starts to show signs of dementia, you will likely need to start thinking about the type of care he or she will need in the future. When your loved one gets to the point where he or she is no longer able […]

Orange County Elder Law Attorney: When is it Time to Take Away the Car Keys?

By Orange County Elder Law Attorney Darlynn Morgan One of the hardest things a senior must come to grips with is that he or she can no longer operate an automobile safely. However, this is not usually something they’ll admit to themselves, even if they know it’s the truth. Most of the time it is […]

Orange County Elder Law Attorneys: Tips When Caring for an Out-of-State Elderly Parent

One of the hardest things an adult child must handle is the responsibility of overseeing their elderly parent’s care. Orange County elder law attorneys find that this situation is only made harder when the child and parent live in different states. While arranging for transportation, healthcare, and day-to-day activities is challenging, matters are made even […]

New Law to Expand Chronic Care Benefits through Medicare

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress recently passed a law that will expand chronic care benefits to individuals enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans who have chronic illnesses. The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act will cover certain supplies and services not previously covered such as telehealth services, […]

Orange County Elder Law Attorney: 5 Ways to Protect Older Loved Ones from Financial Abuse

It’s no secret that the elderly are a favorite target of scam artists. As an Orange County elder law attorney, I have seen it happen too often. Criminals will troll the internet and phone lists looking for seniors that are easy to prey upon due to an illness, disability, or cognitive impairment. Another reason scam artists […]

Orange County Elder Law Attorneys: New Elder Abuse Law Offers Protection for California’s Most Vulnerable Seniors

There’s good news for vulnerable seniors in California and across the country. As part of a larger bipartisan bill on banking reform, the Senior Safe Act became law in the month of May. This legislation is an attempt to stop acts of financial abuse targeted at senior citizens by encouraging banks, credit unions, investment advisors […]

What is an Adult Guardianship or Conservatorship? | Newport Beach Elder Lawyer

For those caring for elderly relatives in Orange County, there may be relief knowing that the senior has a medical directive, power of attorney and/or trust in case he or she becomes incapacitated. However, it’s also possible that there is no guiding documentation to help when the relative is unable to make decisions on his […]

Orange County Elder Law Lawyer: 5 Red Flags of Financial Abuse

The elderly are too often targets of unscrupulous individuals who may try to take an unsuspecting senior’s money. Seniors are especially vulnerable as they become less cognitively able and thus more dependent on other adults. Unfortunately, as an Orange County elder law lawyer, I can tell you that elder financial abuse is common in California. […]

A Review of Important Elder Law Stories

Here is a review of important news that affected our senior, Veteran and disabled populations. Many stories affecting these groups made national headlines. The DOMA Decision One of the US Supreme Court’s highlighted decisions of the year was US v. Windsor[1].  This case stemmed from a widow from a same-sex marriage who was denied tax […]