The bonus article for this month is about trends in care communities including Jimmy Buffet’s Latitude Margarita and Peyton Manning’s humorous retirement video.
Sandra Day O’Connor Dementia Surveillance & Jimmy Buffet Retirement Planning
Dear :

Did you read the heartbreaking letter from Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announcing a diagnosis of dementia?

The Supreme Court ruled on electronic surveillance in U.S. v. Katzin. How might Justice O’Connor feel today about GPS tracking for individuals with dementia if she was a wander risk?

As you create estate plans are you including plans for a possible dementia diagnosis that consider the following?

  • 32% of persons over age 85 have Alzheimer’s Dementia – a high probability diagnosis.
  • 50% of aging adults with dementia are undiagnosed by primary care physicians.
  • As many at 70% of individuals with dementia wander; law enforcement time to resolve wandering incidents costs $1500 per hour and an average of 9 hours of time.
  • Is GPS tracking for wandering a safety measure or an invasion of privacy?
  • Jimmy Buffet created Latitude Margaritaville in Florida, a retirement community, to attract aging baby boomers.
  • Peyton Manning is also planning for retirement, check out his humorous but realistic video about living in a "retirement community".
As in all professions—there’s not enough time in the day to be an expert on all of the related topics of aging, healthcare, and caregiving.


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  • Your clients and their families will worry about who will provide care, what to do when an unexpected diagnosis like Alzheimer’s is made, how to manage family disagreements about how money should be spent for care.
  • Rather than receiving frantic calls at the time of need, the time to discuss these issues is at the time you prepare estate planning documents to avoid surprises years later when you may be retired and no longer be practicing.
And the timely topic for this month the importance of planning for dementia contingencies in estate planning documents
Alzheimer’s GPS Device: Safety Measure or Privacy Invasion?
Are Alzheimer's GPS devices considered a safety measure to protect from the risks of wandering, or an invasion of privacy? Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced a diagnosis of dementia. I wonder, now that she is diagnosed with dementia, how might she rule on electronic surveillance and the use of GPS tracking devices to support safety for persons diagnosed dementia? U.S. v. Katzin was an early Supreme Court case about surveillance. Does personal experience cloud legal judgment? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
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The bonus article for this month is about trends in care communities including Jimmy Buffet’s Latitude Margarita and Peyton Manning’s humorous retirement video.

If you collaborate with financial planners make certain they are considering costs of care as they plan.  We’re all in this together, one weak link in a plan negatively effects our aging clients and their families

Trends in Senior Living Communities
Financial and wealth planners:  Are you discussing trends in senior living communities and housing that become relevant during retirement years with your clients? Are you aware of other related costs that you may not be considering?

The youngest baby boomers, born in 1946, are approaching the age where decisions will be made to sell homes and move to a senior living community or choose other in-home care options. Perhaps a move to Jimmy Buffet’s retirement community, Latitude Margaritaville, is in the future for you or some of your clients?  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

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Pamela D. Wilson MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA

Caregiving Expert, Advocate, and Speaker

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Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, a National Certified Guardian and Certified Senior Advisor, is a caregiving and elder care expert, advocate, and speaker. Pamela offers family caregivers programming and support to navigate the challenges of providing, navigating, and planning for care. She guides professionals practicing in estate planning, elder and probate law, and financial planning to create plans to address unexpected concerns identified in her past role as a professional fiduciary. Healthcare professionals are supported by Pamela’s expertise to increase responsiveness and sensitivity to the extensive range of care challenges faced by care recipients and caregivers.

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