Category Archives: Elder Care

Newport Beach Elder Law Attorney: How Can I Avoid a Conservatorship in California?

A Conservatorship in California is when a person is appointed by the court to look after another person’s financial and physical well-being. This is not always a great situation to be in since the court may appoint someone who would never be chosen by the individual or their family. Fortunately, there are a few simple […]

Newport Beach Elder Lawyer Offers 5 Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

More than 10 percent of people who are acting as caregivers for an older family member are doing so from a distance. Living an hour or more away from an aging parent or other relative can present some additional challenges for caregivers. Among those challenges are the financial strains of hiring help and the difficulties […]

Strategies for Resolving Caregiver Conflict | Orange County Elder Law Attorney

When an elderly parent reaches the point where they need assistance with their daily living tasks, caregiver duties often fall on the shoulders of their adult children. In some families, the caregiving responsibilities are divided between siblings or other relatives. Ideally, everyone sharing in those duties will be on the same page when it comes […]

Newport Beach Elder Lawyer: How to Avoid Burnout When Caring for an Elderly Family Member

Everyone knows that caregivers of elderly family members face a difficult task – one that’s made even harder since many must also take care of their own children, as well. These caregivers often burn out and are left exhausted. An experienced Newport Beach elder lawyer will often give their clients information about respite care and […]

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 Attorney: What are the Warning Signs of Dementia?

Dementia is one of the most devastating conditions affecting seniors, resulting in an eventual loss of cognitive functions. While there is no cure for dementia or the two leading diseases that cause dementia, Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia, there are treatments that can slow the effects and help make life more manageable. In order for […]

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 […]

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. […]

Compensation for Being Your Parent’s Caregiver | Orange County Elder Law Attorney

If you are providing care to your parent, you are probably doing it without being asked and without compensation. It probably isn’t on your mind at all. But, I can tell you as an Orange County elder law attorney, it should be. As a society, we value our elders and provide the care they need […]

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer: Mental Health and Health Care Directives

Health care directives, including the Living Will, Health Care Agent Designation, and HIPAA Medical Release, are crucial elements of every estate plan in Orange County. One issue that does not come up very often when discussing health care directives, though, is mental health. Mental health falls into the realm of health care and as such […]