Planning Considerations for Elderly Clients

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Matthew T. McClintock, JD | VP of Legal Education, WealthCounsel

“Old age is no place for sissies,” Bette Davis famously remarked. For those who reach that “place,” living those golden years well calls for good planning.

More than just a catchy phrase, the greying of America is a reality that continues to unfold. Consider: the elderly population (65 or older) is expected to double from its current 35 million to 70 million by 2030. With the rising senior population comes a corresponding rise in memory and cognitive issues caused by diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and correspondingly, unfortunately, a rise in potential for abuse, neglect and undue influence.

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