Estate Planning for Heirs with Special Needs

Helping Those Who Can’t Help Themselves We all know the cast of characters that make up our families can be as varied as the shells that wash up on the beach. Sometimes that cast includes persons with special needs; needs that prevent them from being able to take care of themselves; needs that prevent them from wisely managing significant sums of money. For such heirs, there are estate planning tools available to help them manage an inheritance without excluding them from the estate. The most severe special needs include those who rely on government services for their health and well-being, including social security-disability and Medicaid. For those beneficiaries, a significant inheritance could mean the end of government benefits. To avoid such a disastrous result it would be better to leave the inheritance to a special needs trust; a trust which exists solely to supplement their lifestyle, as the trustee sees fit, to fill in the gaps where other...
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Taking care of our Veterans

Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com is also looking out for our veterans. We are proud to add Volusia County’s Veterans Services Division. Volusia County’s Veterans Services Division assists all former and present members of the Armed Forces and their dependents in preparing claims for compensation, hospitalization, vocational training and other benefits and privileges to which they are entitled under federal and state laws and county regulations. Through the efforts of the staff, more than $176 million is distributed to veterans and their dependents each year....
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Finding Assisted Living Adds Barbara Andersen, Broker/Associate to FAL Approved Vendor Program

Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com is more than a simple organization or a mere website. It is a team, an assembly of vetted and knowledgeable individuals, businesses, professionals and facilities who share a common goal:  they will make the transition to an assisted living facility or other senior lifestyle as easy, safe and transparent as possible. Finding Assisted Living endeavors to do what is best for the individual who is making this journey. Many senior life transitions involve the sale or purchase of real estate.  With this in mind, Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com are proud to announce the addition of Ms. Barbara Andersen, Broker/Associate at Charles Umpenhour Inc. Real Estate in Palm Coast Florida. Like many of the best professionals in the field of real estate, Barbara Andersen had a lot of experience in another business. Barbara had been the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer of a New Jersey firm. She was their first female Officer and youngest Corporate...
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FindingAssistedLiving.com adds Mr. Richard Harmon and Ms. Laurie Taylor to the Senior Transition Pro Team

FindingAssistedLiving.com adds Mr. Richard Harmon and Ms. Laurie Taylor to the Senior Transition Pro Team

Finding Assisted Living (FAL) intends to make this year’s Fourth of July an “Independence Day for America’s Seniors” and for their loved ones too. Dedicated to making the transition to senior life as easy, natural and safe as possible, FAL is assembling a team of professionals, each with specialized skills and knowledge. The FAL Senior Transition Pro Team is a network of professionals providing full, transparent, accurate and trustworthy information to help people find the senior transition option that is right for themselves and their loved ones. Transitioning into a senior lifestyle is not simple, and very few people are qualified or prepared to make all of these changes on their own. The range of choices, options and decisions can seem overwhelming. Is it time to consider an assisted living facility or is remaining ‘home instead’ still the better option? Is a nursing home or skilled nursing facility necessary, or would one of the growing number of senior apartments be ideal?...
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Army and Navy come together to launch FindingAssistedLiving.com

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - June 25, 2016 – Army and Navy come together to celebrate 4th of July and launch FindingAssistedLiving.com Only in America can you celebrate the 4th of July and have the Army and the Navy come together to launch www.FindingAssistedLiving.com. Kevin S. Dulany served 20 years in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist. After retiring and graduating from college he met Julian G. Cantillo who served in the US Army for 5 years as an Army Medic and then became a Licensed Practical Nurse. The arch rivals, Army & Navy have come together on Independence Day to launch www.FindingAssistedLiving.com. FAL is going to become your guide to finding the best assisted living and Senior Life Transition options for you or for your loved ones. FindingAssistedLiving.com is more than just a website or single organization. It is a network, a team of professionals, facilities, services and businesses, who share a common purpose. Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com exist...
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Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com have Launched!

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - June 25, 2016 –Celebrate Independence on the 4th of July for America and its Seniors with FindingAssistedLiving.com Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com have launched! FAL is going to become your guide to finding the best assisted living and Senior Life Transition options for you or for your loved ones. FindingAssistedLiving.com is more than just a website or single organization. It is a network, a team of professionals, facilities, services and businesses, who share a common purpose. Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com exist to make transitioning into a senior lifestyle an easy, positive, safe and trouble free experience. No one person, business or professional could possibly deal with all of the options, opportunities and potential pitfalls that go with every move to senior living. There may be legal or medical issues, tax and estate matters to settle, a move to plan, real estate to buy or sell, and a new community or lifestyle to choose. The burden can seem...
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Is it Alzheimer’s?

Is it Alzheimer’s?

More and more people are aware of and concerned about Alzheimer’s disease. Unquestionably, this awareness and concern is a good thing, but it can also cause confusion and lead to needless worry.  When a young adult forgets an appointment, a deadline or the name of a movie, they may be excused as “being too busy” or “having too much to think about”. The same lapse of memory in an older person may cause those around them to immediately think of Alzheimer’s. It is important to know that the normal age-related memory changes experienced by many people are not a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is not a normal sign of aging. Many factors related to health and lifestyle can affect memory. Depression, thyroid problems, overuse of alcohol, some types of vitamin deficiencies and use of “recreational drugs” are a few of the factors that can cause memory problems in people of any age. These causes are treatable, reversible and not...
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FindingAssistedLiving.com welcomes Alarm Service Company as an Approved Vendor for Security and Surveillance

FindingAssistedLiving.com welcomes Alarm Service Company as an Approved Vendor for Security and Surveillance

Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com try to fill the entire range of needs encountered as you or your loved one make the passage to a senior lifestyle. One of the most common concerns that seniors in all home environments have is for their personal security and safety. If you are looking for an assisted living facility, senior apartment or retirement village, you should insist on an adequate and monitored security system. But what about the older person who wants to remain in their own home instead of an alternative senior living option? Security is a real concern for everyone, but particularly for senior loved ones who may be living alone or have physical needs that make them especially vulnerable.  A quality alarm system, monitored 24 hours a day can give you or your loved one a feeling of secure confidence. Finding Assisted Living (FAL) is proud to announce that Alarm Service Company of Florida, Inc. is now an FAL Approved Vendor....
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Mr. Robert Abraham & Mr. Andrew Grant Join the FindingAssistedLiving.com Senior Transition Pro Team

Mr. Robert Abraham & Mr. Andrew Grant Join the FindingAssistedLiving.com Senior Transition Pro Team

FAL ProTeam brings on board quality Professionals As our nation’s 240th Independence Day approaches, the FindingAssistedLiving’s FAL Senior Transition Pro Team continues to strive to create an Independence Day for America’s seniors, for their families and for their loved ones. The FAL Senior Transition Pro Team is dedicated to making every person’s transition to a senior lifestyle the right one for them. FindingAssistedLiving is putting together a winning team, a network of professionals who can make available information that is complete, accurate, unbiased and trustworthy. This information will enable people to choose the senior transition option that is best for them and their loved ones. Very few of us are prepared or qualified to face the challenges of senior transition alone. The questions, the options, choices and decisions are simply too varied and too important. Decisions made now will have an enormous impact on the future happiness and health of the person (or persons) involved. Is it better to remain “home instead” for...
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This July 4th, we will celebrate “Independence Day for America’s Seniors”

When July 4th arrives this year, we will celebrate “Independence Day for America’s Seniors.” FindingAssistedLiving.com will launch and become your guide to finding the best assisted living and Senior Life Transition options for you or your loved ones. When living on your own becomes more and more difficult, when routine activities seem exhausting or impossible, when just ‘keeping house’ is taking the joy out of life, it may be time to think of an assisted living option. But where can you turn for knowledgeable, unbiased advice? Most people are not prepared to deal with these questions. Our Purpose: FindingAssistedLiving is a national directory, a network of professionals providing full, transparent, accurate and trustworthy information to help people find the senior transition option that is right for them or their loved ones. FindingAssistedLiving is devoted to providing the best and most complete information available for those seeking assisted living options. It might be a senior apartment, a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living...
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