Newsletter – June 2020

  • June 11, 2020
  • Elder Law Associates


Watch and Share These Important Videos with Your Family

Elder Law Update June 2020
Watch and Share These Important Videos With Your Family Members Greetings!
The start of summer typically is a time for graduations, weddings, outdoor barbecues, as well as trips to the beach, theme parks and other vacation hotspots. This summer will be unlike anything we’ve seen due to the coronavirus but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun, albeit at a safe social distance. Familes across the country are getting together on video conference platforms like Zoom or Google Meet, holding video or drive-by birthday parades and graduation parties, as well as staycations with day-long bike trips and picnics at local parks and beaches. While many are still quarantining and everyone is staying home as much as possible, be sure to take a few minutes to watch our newest videos on Talking to Your Family About Your Estate and on Probate: Why It’s Not as Bad As You Think . These are very important and timely topics right now, and it’s critical to make sure you are sharing your thoughts about your estate with your trusted family members and loved ones. Click on the pictures and/or links below to watch these important updates.
Talking to Family Members About Your Estate Probate: Why It’s Not as Bad as You Thought
Also in our newsletter this month, be sure to read Howie and his mom’s next installment of our blog series on the problems that arise when medication is mismanaged at hospitals and long-term care facilities . We also recently received some new awards and accolades that we wanted to share with you. Our firm continues to remain open, safe and committed to serving our clients at their convenience. Click here for more information about the safe social distancing steps we’ve taken at Elder Law Associates PA. To schedule a phone, video or in-person consultation with an attorney, please contact us or call 1-800-ELDERLAW or (561) 750-3850 . Stay well! 

Ellen S. Morris, Esq. & Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP Partners, Elder Law Associates PA

P.S.: Please let your friends, colleagues and family members know that we continue to offer free legal documents (living wills and designations of health care surrogate) for Florida healthcare workers to thank them for their heroic efforts during the coronavirus. Get more details here.

Medication (Mis)Management in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities By Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP and Mrs. Gladys Krooks My Own Mother’s Journey Through the Long-Term-Care System , Part 3
In part three of my ongoing series on my own mother’s journey through the long-term care system, we discuss problems with medication management at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. One of my mother’s biggest concerns when she was in a hospital and subsequent long-term care facility last year was her ability to get her proper medication on her regular, doctor-prescribed regimen.
If you’ve ever been in a hospital or spent time in a long-term care facility, you’ve probably been given a paper cup with your medication in it. My mom received her meds this way, too, but sometimes she’d get the wrong medication in the cup, or she’d get the right medication at the wrong times, or at different times during the day. According to my mom, “I guess you have to be lucky to come out of there alive.” Read More

Awards and Accolades for Elder Law Associates PA

Elder Law Associates PA received a Legal Elite Award for Best Elder & Special Needs Law Specialists 2020 – Florida from US Business News . Read more about it here.

Elder Law Associates PA’s partners Ellen S. Morris, Esq. and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP have been rated by their peers as Florida Super Lawyers for 2020. Read more about it here.

CONTACT US Elder Law Associates PA www.ElderLawAssociates.com  7284 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 101 Boca Raton, FL 33433 1-800-ELDERLAW * (561) 750-3850 © 2020. All rights reserved. The information contained in this newsletter has been prepared by Elder Law Associates PA, presents general information, is for informational purposes only, and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Before acting on any of the information presented, you should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.  

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