State Audit Finds Substandard Quality of Care in California Nursing Homes
Once you’ve chosen the nursing home that’s right for you and successfully applied for long-term Medi-Cal, you should be able to expect that your nursing home will make your safety and well-being its number one priority and maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. Unfortunately, that’s not always [...]
Advancements in California Estate Planning
As I’m fond of saying in my blog posts, estate planning is complicated! It’s easy to think that it could be simpler, and that its complexities are just the result of crusty legalistic formalities—and, yes, there is a degree of truth to that. But it’s also complicated because [...]
Alzheimer’s Association Releases its 2018 Annual Report
Earlier this year, the Alzheimer’s Association released its Facts and Figures Report for 2018. Although we still don’t know everything we would like to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or how to cure it, the Alzheimer’s Association report is a good opportunity to review what we [...]
What is HEMS and Why is it Important?
Most Californians, like most Americans, don’t have to worry about the federal estate tax—especially now that Congress has doubled the lifetime exemptions to more than $10 million per person. Of course, those changes are set to expire after 2025, and depending on how the political winds blow, it’s [...]
Do Children Conceived After a Parent’s Death Inherit from the Parent?
When you die, you probably want your property to be divided among relatives and loved ones. Typically—although not always—that will include your children, if you have any. But who is your child? Sometimes, the answer to that is obvious. Your biological offspring born during your life are your [...]
Long-Term Medi-Cal: Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side of the State Line?
As the old saying has it, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. We all tend to compare our own situations with those of the people around us. But when we do, we often give too much credit to how good others seem [...]
Seniors: Beware of These 5 Scams!
“Hello! You are visitor number 1,000,000! Click here to claim your free car!” Have you ever seen an online ad like that? If you were online 10 or 15 years ago, you could expect to see something like that almost on every other webpage. And, invariably, it was [...]
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