Indiana’s Home Healthcare Crisis

Posted on July 7, 2024 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Most people prefer living at home rather than in a healthcare facility. However, a money shortage in Indiana’s Aged and Disabled Waiver program is pushing disabled Hoosier seniors into nursing homes. This Article describes Indiana’s home healthcare crisis and the difficult choices it’s forcing families to make.

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Our Healthcare Advance Directives Preference

Posted on June 15, 2024 by Hawkins Elder Law.

What is a living will’s purpose, and does it serve that purpose well? In this article, we’ll explain living wills and why the reasons behind our healthcare advance directives preference.

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Benefits of Community Life for Seniors

Posted on April 12, 2024 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Isolation among aging retirees can harm their social, cognitive, and physical well-being. However, seniors can improve their health and overall life experience through community involvement. Let’s explore the downside of isolation on aging retirees and the benefits of community life for seniors through social and civic engagement.

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Updating Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage

Posted on March 28, 2024 by Hawkins Elder Law.

If you haven’t reviewed your insurance coverage lately, you might find yourself out in the cold without enough to replace your home after a fire or storm. This article explains the need for updating homeowner’s insurance coverage and issues you might have overlooked.

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Opening Online Accounts: Your Guide to Managing Finances

Posted on March 6, 2024 by Hawkins Elder Law.

In today’s digital age, managing your money through online accounts is not just convenient; it’s smart! Whether it’s shares of stock through CompuServe, life insurance policies, annuities, investments, or banking, going online makes it easier for you. Let’s break it down so you can see how easy and beneficial it can be. Why Should You […]

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Posted on February 8, 2024 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Did you know that Hoosiers can cause their money and property to pass after death to their family members through pay on death (POD) and transfer on death (TOD) arrangements? This Article explains POD and TOD ownership and the POD and TOD pitfalls and opportunities. POD and TOD Beneficiary Designations Indiana’s Transfer on Death Property […]

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Posted on December 31, 2023 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Does your name appear with someone on a bank or investment account? If so, you and the other people may be joint tenants with rights of survivorship (JTEN). Indiana law refers to people sharing a JTEN account as “parties.” This article discusses why people make JTEN accounts and some hidden JTEN headaches and heartaches. WHY […]

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Elder Law Attorneys’ Medicaid Services: Knowledge and Ethics

Posted on December 16, 2023 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Elder law attorneys’ Medicaid services are essential for many older people needing long-term care. Sadly, Medicaid misinformation leads many people to pay too much money or needlessly avoid essential care. Part of the misinformation comes from unlicensed companies claiming to be “Medicaid specialists” that offer “senior planning services.” This Article explains why people should seek […]

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Inflation, Interest, and Savings Bonds

Posted on November 29, 2023 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Introduction US Savings Bonds are traditionally secure and dependable investments. They offer great opportunities to save money while supporting the federal government’s funding needs. However, it’s important to understand how inflation and rising interest rates affect US Savings Bonds. This Article discusses inflation, interest, and savings bonds, and why some banks reject paper savings bonds. […]

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Convert to Digital Savings Bonds: It’s Easy and Safe

Posted on September 13, 2023 by Hawkins Elder Law.

If you have paper US Savings bonds, it’s a smart move to convert to digital savings bonds. It makes managing your savings easier now and simplifies things for your family later.

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