Seniors and their families face unique issues and complicated laws and regulations. Unfortunately, many seniors’ estate plans are not tailored for their actual needs. One in three seniors will develop some type of dementia. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70% of people over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care. This means that estate planning is not just about planning for death or a short-term period of incapacity. Seniors must consider issues such as asset protection, long-term care, taxes, special needs planning, and planning for a substitute decision-maker during periods of incapacity. The fear of losing control and exhausting resources can turn retirement into a time of anxiety and worry. I help my clients maintain dignity and control as they grow older.
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