If you explore this website, you will see that we are very committed to education. We house an electronic library of in-depth, comprehensive special reports that cover many different important estate planning and elder law topics.
In addition to the reports, we also update our blog regularly, so you can always stay up-to-date if you bookmark the page and visit us often.
The written information that we provide on this website is only part of what we do. We also get out into the community offering free estate planning and elder law seminars on a regular basis.
The point is that we want people in the Indianapolis area to be fully informed. So, if you look at the links below, you will find many different useful resources that you can access if you are planning ahead for the eventualities of aging.
Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
The link below leads to the Indiana Family and Social Services website. If you click, you will land on the Aging Home Page.
Social Security Administration
If you register your account, you can find out how much you can expect to receive when you become eligible to draw your benefit. The exact eligibility age depends on your birth year, so you can use the retirement age calculator to find out exactly when you can receive a benefit.
There is also a life expectancy calculator that can be helpful when you are creating your retirement budget.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Approximately 70 percent of senior citizens are going to need living assistance in some form. One fourth of people who are 85 years of age and older are residing in nursing homes, and the figure rises to 50 percent among people who are 95 years of age and up.
You can find out a lot of information about long-term care and long-term care insurance if you visit these websites.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension
There is a special pension that wartime veterans can utilize to defray long-term care costs. It is called the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension, and you can visit the site below to learn all about it.
The State of Nursing Home Costs
Medicare does not pay for long-term care, and as we have stated previously, the majority of seniors will need some type of living assistance eventually. Long-term care is extremely expensive, and costs are rising.
You can click the link below to find out the state of long-term care costs in Indianapolis or any other metropolitan area.
The Alzheimer’s Association
A significant percentage of senior citizens who require nursing home care are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. We have all heard of this disease, and it has touched many families.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a great source of information about this disease. Their research has indicated that nearly half of people who are at least 85 have contracted Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the country.
The Social Security Administration tells us that the life expectancy for someone who is old enough to collect a full benefit is at least 85 years of age. Given this reality, Alzheimer’s disease is a looming threat for all senior citizens.
You should certainly learn all that you can about this disease, and you can take advantage of the resource below to gain a great deal of very useful information about Alzheimer’s disease.
Elder Financial Abuse
The thought of someone taking advantage of a vulnerable senior citizen is a sad one, but there is a big problem with elder financial abuse these days. You can click the links below to gain an understanding of this looming threat to our nation’s seniors.
Schedule a Consultation with an Indiana Elder Law Attorney
If you feel as though you would like to discuss the future with a licensed professional, our doors are open. We can answer all of your questions and help you prepare yourself for the future if you decide to go forward. You can call us at (317) 684-1100 or send us a message to set up an appointment.