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Estate and Elder Law

Caregiving Crisis Is a Women's Issue

Elder advocate Jane Gross is perplexed. In a recent New York Times blog, Gross expresses surprise that Americans are not pressing harder for a policy overhaul that would provide appropriate care for our elderly population. 

Gross wonders 
"why there is so little outrage among family caregivers, effectively abandoned by a government that in 1965 promised universal health care for the elderly." 

Furthermore, Gross sees this crisis is very much a women's issue, since women generally live longer than men, and daughters, more than sons, shoulder the burden of caregiving for aging parents. 

In my practice, I see first-hand the struggles of Florida seniors and their families. So I agree: something must be done, and it is long overdue.  But at this moment, there seems to be little political will for such policy changes, and the economic climate means Medicare and Medicaid face continuing threats of cuts. Our 
Florida Elder Law Lawyers will continue to assist Florida seniors to get the help they need and avoid the financial ruin that so often accompanies a long-term health care crisis.

Read Gross' entire blog entry 

Read about
Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care.

Attorney Joseph S. Karp is a Florida Bar Certified and Nationally Certified Elder Law Attorney focusing on Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning and Estate Litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Karp is the founder of The Karp Law Firm, a South Florida law firm with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and St. Lucie, Florida.  Mr. Karp was named a 2011 SuperLawyer by SuperLawyer Magazine and a member of the 2011 Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. He is admitted to practice law in New York as well as Florida. Visit Mr. Karp's Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning website. 

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