Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

If You Knew You Had a Good Chance of Developing Alzheimer’s, What Would You Do? What Should You Do?
June 6, 2017

Suppose you could find out if you have a greater-than-average chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Would you want to know? What would you do with this information? A genetic secret? One of the genetic secrets revealed in recent years is…

Six years post diagnosis, Glen Campbell’s wife reports on the Rhinestone Cowboy
March 21, 2017

As reported in a 2013 post,¬†acclaimed country music singer-songwriter Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011. This was not entirely a shock to his fans, who had noticed the Rhinestone Cowboy forgetting lyrics during performances. At home, he…

David Cassidy
David Cassidy, 1970s teen hearthrob, suffering from dementia
February 27, 2017

Fans knew something was wrong when he could not remember the lyrics to songs he’d sung for decades. But for David Cassidy, it was a long-held fear come to fruition. The 1970s teen heartthrob who gained fame on the Partridge…

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Florida Medicaid Myths
November 8, 2016

In Florida, the average annual cost of a private room at a long-term nursing facility now hovers upwards of $90,000 annually, with a semi-private room around $83,000. With the oldest Baby Boomers turning 70 and the escalating incidence of chronic…

alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer’s Disease: Today’s Realities
June 14, 2016

An online search for “Alzheimer’s Disease” yields countless articles: New reports appear daily about recently discovered biomarkers, diagnostic tests, possible treatments, new medications, the latest research into potential cures. We are learning more all the time. But despite research efforts,…

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
November 14, 2014

Karp’s Kommandos – our attorneys, staff and our families – turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 18 in West Palm Beach and October 25 in Jensen Beach. The Alzheimer’s Association-sponsored event raises funds for research and…

A joke that may not go over well with your financial institutions!
June 19, 2013

A colleague from the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys recently reported a true story that’s well worth passing on to you.: Hi Everyone,I had a very interesting case last week. Dad (88) had been a client…

Karp Law Firm at Memory Walks
Karp Law Firm at Memory Walks
December 9, 2012

Memory Walk fundraisers in Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County were held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association – Southeast Florida chapter. Our attorneys and staff were on hand to raise money for Alzheimer’s…

Karp Law Firm Tells Veterans and Widows About V.A. Benefits at Palm Beach  Alzheimer’s Conference
Karp Law Firm Tells Veterans and Widows About V.A. Benefits at Palm Beach Alzheimer’s Conference
May 28, 2012

This Memorial Day week, Florida Certified Elder Lawyer Joseph Karp will explain how elderly and disabled veterans may qualify for veterans benefits for long-term care, home health care, and assisted living expenses at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference in West…

What can an elder law attorney do for you?
May 21, 2012

Could you use help from a Florida Elder Law Attorney? To answer that question, we should probably start with an even more basic question: What the heck is elder law, anyway? Since May is National Elder Law Month, this is…