Planning for Life

Home Care Benefits and Risks

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on October 2, 2018

By Harry S. Margolis

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In recent years, home care for disabled seniors has grown tremendously with absolutely no regulation. For the most part, this has been good, with millions of seniors being able to stay in their own homes as they age. But a recent series of articles in The Boston Globe highlights the risks inherent to the system both to those receiving care and those providing it.

There has been a proliferation of individuals and companies, small and large, either providing in-home care or connecting families with caregivers. Two of the biggest are Home Instead Senior Care, which franchises home care agencies, and Care.com, which has expanded its child care referral services to include senior care as well.

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Topics: Caregivers, elder care, home care

John Oliver Explains Guardianship

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 5, 2018

By Harry S. Margolis

On his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host provided a scary and funny explanation of how guardianship works, ending with a public service announcement by William Shatner, Lily Tomlin, and others explaining steps you can take to avoid the guardianship.

 

 

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Topics: long-term care planning, guardianship, family caregiving, elder law, elder care, healthcare

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