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Welcome to the blog of R. F. Meyer & Associates, where we share company news and informative articles related to our Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning legal practice.

Social Security retroactive benefits available — at a cost

Social Security retroactive benefits available — at a cost

If you need a lot of cash on hand upon retirement, Social Security offers a lump-sum payment option that’s worth six months of benefits. However, it comes at a cost. It is important to understand the details before agreeing to the payment. If you have waited beyond...

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NSC recalls 10 models of portable bed rails

NSC recalls 10 models of portable bed rails

An advisory issued in June warns people against using a series of adult portable bed rail models after at least three people — including one in a nursing home and another in an assisted living facility — were entangled in them and died of asphyxia. The U.S. Consumer...

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July 2022 newsletter touches on recent Elder Law news

July 2022 newsletter touches on recent Elder Law news

Dear Clients and Referral Partners, This morning, we issued our July 2022 client e-newsletter. If you did not receive it by email, please see the below link to open it in full PDF form from our website. Articles in the July 2022 edition month cover the following...

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Requiring adult children to pay for aging parents’ care

Requiring adult children to pay for aging parents’ care

Did you know you could be responsible for your parents' unpaid bills? More than half of all states currently have laws making adult children financially responsible for their parents, including their long-term care costs. However, these laws are rarely enforced....

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June 2022 newsletter touches on several Elder Law topics

June 2022 newsletter touches on several Elder Law topics

Dear Clients and Referral Partners, Yesterday, we issued our June 2022 client e-newsletter. If you did not receive it by email, please see the below link to open it in full PDF form from our website. Topics covered in this month’s articles include: Due to problems...

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When to leave a nursing home and move back home

When to leave a nursing home and move back home

Leaving a nursing home to return home is a goal for many residents and their families, but it requires careful consideration. While returning home is a good move for some, it won't work for everyone. A nursing home stay does not have to be permanent. Many residents...

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