A health care proxy, also known as a “health care surrogate” or “medical power of attorney,” allows you to designate another person, known as an agent or proxy, to legally make health care decisions for you if you can’t do so yourself. It does not grant any powers to the health care agent until you’re […] The post 6 Characteristics to Look for in a Health Care Agent appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Recent research indicates that there’s a significant increase in mortality among men who retire at 62 (the earliest age a person can retire and start receiving Social Security retirement benefits). According to the MarketWatch article “Why early retirement can be a killer,” that increase is 20% for men; however, the data is inconclusive for women. […] The post Can Early Retirement Be Dangerous for Your Health? appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Every day we make key decisions that affect our lives. But sometimes people lose the ability to make important decisions about their health care and finances due to an illness, accident, or other reason. If those people haven’t created advance directives like a health care proxy or a durable power of attorney, loved ones have […] The post What is Guardianship vs. Conservatorship? appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
A health care proxy, also known as a “health care surrogate” or “medical power of attorney,” allows you to designate another person, known as an agent or proxy, to legally make health care decisions for you if you cannot do so yourself. It does not grant any powers to the health care agent until you […] The post A Health Care Proxy vs. an Advance Directive appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Massachusetts offers several programs, covered by MassHealth, that allow both disabled children and elderly adults who need more help than family members can provide to get certain long-term-care services while
For those considering applying for MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits, the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services has posted the MassHealth application on its website as a downloadable form. The site
Applying for MassHealth benefits can be a time consuming process. If you or a loved one needs to apply for MassHealth (i.e. Medicaid) benefits for long term care, or anticipate
One of the many frustrations of Alzheimer’s disease is the difficulty in pinpointing just who has it. According to published research, as many as one in five people told they
Research suggests that creating positive emotional experiences for Alzheimer’s patients diminishes distress and behavior problems. In fact, science is weighing in on many aspects of taking care of dementia patients,
A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent to make financial decisions on your behalf should you ever become incapacitated. This can be a critical estate planning