Amidst the ongoing American opioid crisis, veterans are looking for alternatives to treat their mental and physical ailments. Many have found that using medical marijuana not only cuts down on their prescription opioid use, but that it is often more effective at treating the pain. While many vets benefit from medical marijuana on a daily… Continue Reading
You can be 9 or 99 and still reap the benefits of daily swimming. Most sports, absent from swimming and sometimes running, seem to become more difficult for people as the years march on: tendons get torn, muscles pulled, and the physical jarring contact in football and hockey might be enough to sideline a player… Continue Reading
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage in all states. Since this ruling, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages in all states as well as some non-marital legal relationships (such as specific civil unions and domestic… Continue Reading
The HCBS Program Waiver is a term used in conjunction with the following (only to name a few): Statewide Medicaid Managed Care- Long Term Care (SMMC-LTC) Waiver Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Waiver Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Waiver Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver iBudget Waiver Ok, but WHAT is It?! The… Continue Reading
Residential options for senior citizens typically include one of the following: living at home, with a relative, residence in an Independent Living Facility (ILF), residence in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF), and/or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). A residential arrangement called a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), combines ILF, ALF, and SNF under one roof. A… Continue Reading
Alzheimer’s is a debilitating and slow disease. Loved ones can spend years watching their spouses, partners, or parents fade into the Alzheimer’s abyss. Those afflicted suffer memory loss, many times robbed of their ability to recognize those most dear to them, sometimes becoming fearful or even volatile. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages… Continue Reading
In September of 2016, one of the partners of Boyer & Boyer, PA., Andrew R. Boyer, Esq. was Certified by the Florida Bar in Elder Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. The Florida Bar… Continue Reading
Eligibility for Medicare usually occurs at age 65. Some people who are younger (ages 18 to 65) and have certain disabilities that prevent substantial gainful employment can also get Medicare. However, the focus of this article will be on Medicare Parts A & B, also referred to as “Original Medicare” or “Traditional Medicare”. Medicare is… Continue Reading
In an effort to work on behalf of future retirees, AARP has organized “Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards”. These are Pizza Parties with attendees writing postcards to Social Security Administration urging the Administration to update for the 21st Century. Florida boasts the nation’s highest percentage of residents age 65-plus and with more than 4.2 million… Continue Reading
Our very own Attorney Neil Lyons will be presenting a seminar at The Fountains of Hope. Attorney Lyons will be reviewing new guardianship legislation and agency updates that can affect our clients, their families, and vulnerable elderly adults. Wednesday, May 18∙10:00am-11:00am The Fountains of Hope Assisted Living Facility #12784 2250 Jesus Way Sarasota, FL 34240… Continue Reading
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2011 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures Released Yesterday, the Alzheimer's Association released the 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. The report provides a statistical resource for all U.S....