Does a Harris County, Texas statutory probate court that issued a guardianship order have exclusive jurisdiction, and therefore venue, over a case involving a Ward that was originally filed in a Hidalgo County, Texas district court that has mandatory statutory venue to whether relief may issue in a case that involves an interest in real property?
Can an apartment complex require elderly residents to prove that they can live independently? How about a retirement community that caters to both independent and assisted-living residents – can it designate certain apartments or activities as only for people who are independent?
The answer might be more complicated than you think.
When a parent gets older and begins to need additional care, it can create a lot of stress within a family. Sometimes, it can create conflicts and misunderstandings between family members as well.
For example, siblings might argue over what’s best for an aging parent. Or if one family member is doing the bulk of the care, it can lead to resentment within the family, especially if the person providing the care is also receiving compensation for the work.
One way to deal with these issues is with an elder mediator.
The federal government has tightened the rules for reverse mortgages, making it harder for some seniors to get these types of mortgages and reducing the amount of a home’s value that can be tapped.
Reverse mortgages allow elders who are house-rich but cash-poor to use their housing equity.
Seniors who are relying on Medicaid to help pay for expensive nursing home care need to plan carefully for the possibility that their spouse will pass away before they do.
Unlike Medicare, not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid is designed for people with limited income and assets, and to be eligible, you must meet strict financial guidelines. Many people have to spend down their assets to almost nothing and/or exhaust their long-term care insurance before they become eligible.