Foster Swift has prepared more content that ranges from COVID-19's impact to spotting financial elder abuse. Please reach out to an attorney with further questions or to better understand what an elder law attorney can do for you and your family.
Due to the shock of the death of a spouse or a loved one, the steps of what needs to be done first can be an overwhelming process for the survivor(s). To aid in the breakdown and to act as a tool amidst the emotional days ahead, estate planning Jonathan "Jay" David has assembled a "Survivor's Checklist" of some of the important things that need to be addressed when a spouse or loved one dies.
COVID-19 Checklist for Caregivers of Seniors:
For adult children responsible for their elderly parents and other senior caretakers concerned about protecting loved ones as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, below is a free downloadable checklist of steps to follow to prepare for any possible COVID-19-related illnesses among the most vulnerable.
Elder Organizer Tool:
Foster Swift has created a free ‘Elder Organizer’ digital notebook to provide seniors and their caretakers with a toolkit that helps organize doctors’ appointments, medications, and more that can be shared online. The tools below are also available on the Elder Law Blog at mielderlawblog.com.
*For those trying to access these links by smartphone, it is best practice to copy/open the link in a separate tab and download the free Google Sheets app from Google Play or the Apple Store.
- Importance of Durable Powers of Attorney Jay David
- How FEPA Protects Michigan’s Elderly Against Financial Exploitation Matt Fedor
- Time to Give Up the Keys? A Guide to Seniors and Driving, Caring.com
- A Beginner’s Guide to Medicaid Planning, Caring.com
- Trending Scams Targeting Seniors in 2021, AARP
- Caring For Aging Parents Takes Compassion, Communication & Partnership Nicolas Camargo
- Why Employers Need to Support the "Sandwich Generation" Matthew S. Fedor
- How to Spot the Red Flags of Financial Elder Abuse Nicolas Camargo & Matthew S. Fedor
- Spotlight on Elder Law with Matt Fedor
- How Should We Celebrate Elder Law Month?
- What is Elder Law Planning?
- What Should I Know About Medicaid Planning?
- COVID-19 and Elder Law Planning
- How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Elder Law and Pre-Planning
- How employers can best support employees as more adults face caring for elderly parents Michigan Business Network
- How to balance life, family and caring for your aging parents, Michigan Business Network
Elder Law and Estate Planning Glossary Terms
- Assisted Living A housing facility for those with disabilities or that can no longer live independently; also provides assistance with personal, daily activities
- Conservator A guardian or protector that is appointed by the court to manage the financial affairs of another
View more glossary terms here.