Advance Directive Healthcare · Elder Law · Estate Planning · Health

Getting a Medical Advance Directive is not as Painful as You Think

Health is a treasure and good health is even more valuable. The idea of planning for the day or possibility of being in poor health is not easy. After watching family members suffer for years with debilitating illnesses, I have a true appreciation for life, and the pricelessness of having good health. My mother was… Continue reading Getting a Medical Advance Directive is not as Painful as You Think

Advance Directive Healthcare · Elder Law · Estate Planning

Let’s Talk: Advance Directives, Living Wills, Planning Information and Personal Empowerment

Bring Dan Morhaim, M.D., and Aquanetta J. Betts, J.D., to Your Church or Place of Worship. End of Life Care Talk (Advance Directives, Living Wills, Planning Information – Personal Empowerment).  For scheduling or more information: call (410) 701-0127, email – talk@abettslaw.com or click here to complete and submit the Speaker Request Form. Click here to complete and… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Advance Directives, Living Wills, Planning Information and Personal Empowerment

Advance Directive Healthcare · Durable Financial Power of Attorney · Estate Planning · Older Americans

Why Advance Planning has Benefits

During a presentation (11/07/15) at an event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland, I was excited to hear some of the questions coming from audience members. Many of whom are caregivers navigating the challenges of taking care of a loved one with Dementia. A few of the questions revolved around issues related to:… Continue reading Why Advance Planning has Benefits

Advance Directive Healthcare · Attorneys · Estate Planning · Holidays · Living Will · Thanksgiving

3 Ways to Deal With Table Talk This Thanksgiving

The holidays are right around the corner, and Thanksgiving has a special place in the hearts of many. What does the holiday mean for you and your family? Travel to your parents’ house by plane, train or automobile? Drive to your loved ones home for dinner across town? Stay home and prepare dinner and they… Continue reading 3 Ways to Deal With Table Talk This Thanksgiving

Advance Directive Healthcare · Attorneys · Durable Financial Power of Attorney · Elder Law · Estate Planning · Illness · Living Will · Older Americans

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland – Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss

Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss This free conference is named in honor of the parents of the Honorable Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Ernestine Jones Jolivet, Alvin A. Jones, Pythias D. Jones, M.D. and the late Gilda Jones Garrett. Pythias A. and Virginia I were affected by dementia. The… Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland – Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss

Advance Directive Healthcare · Estate Planning

The Count Down Begins: National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 19-25, 2015

Mark your calendar! Every year since September 27, 2008, the third week in October has been designated by the House of Representatives as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. What are your plans for National Estate Planning Awareness Week – October 19-25, 2015? Do you have an estate plan in place with documents and other forms that… Continue reading The Count Down Begins: National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 19-25, 2015

Advance Directive Healthcare · Durable Financial Power of Attorney · Elder Law · Estate Planning · Illness · Life-Sustaining Treatment · Living Will · Older Americans · Physicians · Senior Citizen · Seniors

Emergency Room Trip – Mom or Dad Under Observation or Admitted

This blog post was updated on 3/8/2017: After many complaints, thousands of dollars in medical bills and other issues that affect our most vulnerable populations (the elderly and the disabled), the law has changed.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has posted the new requirement that hospital personnel must inform Medicare beneficiaries of their status… Continue reading Emergency Room Trip – Mom or Dad Under Observation or Admitted