Where There is a Will There is a Way

When is the last time you updated your Will? Do you have a Will? If you’re like the majority of people, you’ve probably thought about it but haven’t quite yet followed through on those plans. Sound about right? Many times people will begin the process of selecting and choosing how they will carry out their […]

Tips for Eldercare Planning

Our elders are a touchy subject. Our parents typically represent our existence, memories that can’t be escaped – good times & bad – and parts of ourselves that we hope to continue to carry on in our children. Add planning for their inevitable closure to the mix, and it can be a roller coaster of […]

The Vacation Home: To Pass it Down or Not to Pass it Down?

A vacation home is often times a quintessential part of childhood memories, family trips & once in a lifetime experiences. They are typically passed down from generation to generation where they can be used to create new memories for years to come. Most owners put a lot of time, energy and sacrifice into saving and […]

The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

The emotional and physical benefits of pet ownership are now helping people who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The concept of guide dogs for Alzheimer’s patients came out of research in Israel. Dafna Golan-Shemesh, a social worker, and her partner Yariv Ben Yosef, a dog trainer, developed a program called Alzheimer’s Aid […]

Travel Tips for Seniors

    Travel needn’t stop because you are now a senior. According to many senior adventurers, “Age only matters if you’re a cheese.” Yes, it does mean that you probably can’t travel the way you used to.  Maybe, you have physical limitations that need to be worked around. These can be very simply addressed.  Also, […]

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

There are so many months devoted to breast cancer awareness, ovarian cancer awareness and other women’s diseases that it is a welcome addition to have a month devoted to men’s health. The purpose of Men’s Health Awareness Month is twofold. The first goal is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems. The second is […]

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

The theme for this year’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) is “Communication Takes Care.” Its goal is to raise everyone’s awareness about communication disorders. It is the sad truth that communication impairments often affect the most vulnerable portion of our society – the poor, the disabled and, of course the aged. According to The […]

Anxiety and Depression Increase Dementia Risk

  We all know how devastating a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be. It can cause anxiety and depression.  But, on the flip side, can mental distress increase the risk of developing dementia? There has been an on-going study in England of a group of 70,000 men and women who began the study at age […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) with the goal of reducing the stigma that is often associated with alcoholism. Its objective is to reach out to the public with information about alcoholism and recovery. The public needs to be made aware that alcoholism is […]

March Is National Nutrition Month

What a wonderful harbinger of spring is a healthy body poised to go outside and be active in the warming weather. Unfortunately, too many Americans will never be able to be active in the great outdoors because of excess weight.  Nearly two-thirds of adults in the USA are overweight. And, child obesity is on a […]

Hobby Ideas for Seniors

The age-old questions coming from seniors getting ready to retire is, “What am I going to do with all of my free time?” Before you retire is the time to start thinking about starting a hobby.  Do some brainstorming and make some notes. Some of your ideas might even turn into extra income ideas. There […]

Elder Care Coordinator’s Book Review

We have recently updated our website: kabblaw.com. You should take a moment to check it out. We have updated photos of our staff, including our newest ECC, Carolyn Lechner. She has brought a wealth of knowledge and a positive personality to the team. My dad and mom had recently asked me if I had read […]

Significant Elder Law Changes in Ohio

It has been years since Ohio has seen the significant Elder law changes as it is seeing right now.  There are changes to Medicaid and Veteran benefits all at once. The Veterans changes are fairly drastic.  The law has only been out for comment and the effective date is only in the rumor stages.  The […]

How to Obtain VA Benefits

I frequently see veterans who have returned from tours of duty with a variety of medical and emotional issues that interfere with their ability to enjoy a productive and happy life.  Entitlement to financial help from the Veterans Benefits Administration can be difficult to establish without legal assistance.  The process can take years, with multiple […]

February is Heart Month

Ah – it’s February.  The month of love. The month of Valentine’s Day with its pink and red heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, pink and red greeting cards, pink and red flowers, and everywhere hearts, hearts, and more hearts. February is also Heart Disease Awareness Month – the month to seriously consider the healthiness of your […]