Legal & Financial

Living Wills, DNRs and POAs…Oh My! Guest Blog by Jennifer Ramon

Living Wills, DNRs and POAs…Oh My! Guest Blog by Jennifer Ramon

Just as Dorothy expressed her fear and apprehension in Oz during her encounter with lions and tigers and bears (Oh My!), we all feel the same way when confronted with Living Wills, Do Not Resuscitate Orders (“DNRs”) and Power of Attorney forms (“POAs”).  First...

Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

As the baby-boomer generation enters retirement, seniors are more vulnerable to financial abuse. Planning for elder care is crucial for all seniors and their family members. Financial abuse can take many forms, including exploitation by unscrupulous caregivers or con...

What is an Ombudsman?

What is an Ombudsman?

  Guest Blogger: Christopher Stieben Chris Stieben has worked at ABLE for 9 years, gaining experience as a Certified Ombudsman Specialist and Certified Program Director. As a seasoned Ombudsman, he is passionate about advancing advocacy and information for elders...

Trusts as an Alternative to Guardianship

Trusts as an Alternative to Guardianship

  Guest Blogger: Josh Didion Josh Didion is a member of the law firm of Semro, Henry & Barga, Ltd. His focus is on trust and estate planning, business, and real estate. Josh is a board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He...

How to Protect Seniors from Scam Artists and Sob Stories

How to Protect Seniors from Scam Artists and Sob Stories

Today’s senior population is composed of men and women who grew up during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, typically have adult children as well as grandchildren, and have at least a minimal amount saved for retirement. Scam artists are well-aware of the influence of dementia...

Financial Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Financial Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Guest Blogger: Jennifer Panczyszyn, Financial Advisor - Edward Jones As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Jennifer has an established process to help clients build personalized strategies to achieve their goals. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from...