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What to Consider When You Hire In-Home Care

Posted by Daniel J. Eccher Esq. | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

The need for in-home care can arise when someone is ill or can't take care of themself and support from friends and family is limited. Before you or a loved one decide on in-home care, some things to think about include your budget, the services you want, and whether the need is temporary or long-term.

How to Probate an Estate in Maine

Posted by Daniel J. Eccher Esq. | Aug 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

What you should know about the probate process: “Probate” is the process under which the assets of a deceased person are distributed.  Maine has a streamlined probate system. In most cases, no judge is involved, unless there are complicating factors.

Are Your Young Adult Children Protected In Case of an Emergency?

Posted by Daniel J. Eccher Esq. | Aug 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Can you make decisions for your young adult child if they have an accident or become seriously ill? When a child has reached the legal age of adulthood (in Maine, that's 18 and older), parents have fewer rights over them than they do over minors. An advance directive and a durable power of attorney authorize you to act on behalf of your child. If you haven't made any incapacity plans yet, you can both secure your futures together, and you'll feel better that you're protecting your rights and your child's needs. 

FAQs About Estate Planning

Posted by Daniel J. Eccher Esq. | May 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Like a puzzle, every part of estate planning connects to each other, but if you don't know how they fit, you won't see the bigger picture. To explain how the pieces link together, here are the answers to some common questions about estate planning.

Memory Care Options for Dementia Patients

Posted by Daniel J. Eccher Esq. | Mar 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Memory care options for dementia patients include supervision, personal and medical support, recreation, and cognitive therapy to keep people with these conditions active. This article covers the types of residential care facilities available and the factors to consider in deciding which one is best for you or a loved one.

Technology is Assisting Seniors in Staying Connected During Covid-19

Posted by Daniel J. Eccher Esq. | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the many reasons why covid-19 has effected seniors drastically is In the best of circumstances, adults in senior living communities and long-term care facilities combat loneliness and some degree of isolation, which is linked to anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, and other ailments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) senior facility guidelines have increased problems of isolation for the more than one million American adults who live in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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