Elder Law News By Edward H. Adamsky

A major issue for many families is providing care for family members with disabilities. This may be a parent caring for an adult child with a disability or adult children caring for an elderly and frail parent. Most families willingly provide whatever assistance is needed by their loved ones. But our systems, and society in general, don’t usually value that care very well.

Every year AARP does a study of family caregivers and the …

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Aging In Place By Edward H. Adamsky, Esq.

Aging in place is the “gold standard” for seniors, at least according to many working in the senior care fields. But, is it really a viable alternative to retirement homes, assisted living, nursing homes and other care options? It is appealing to consider staying in the home you have known and loved for all of your life, but most homes and communities are not designed to provide for the needs of people as they age. …

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New Massachusetts Resources Combat Youth Vaping

Ashley Hall, MS Program Manager, Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership (978) 722-2864

Vaping by youth has become what the U.S. Surgeon General calls an epidemic.  In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has developed an awareness campaign with materials for middle and high school youth in addition to offering two new services for youth who want to quit tobacco and nicotine.

In Massachusetts, 20% of high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes; many are …

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