Year-Round Veterans Discounts

We hope that veterans enjoyed the festivities of this past weekend, and that they were able to take advantage of the specials we discussed in a prior blog entry. However, it is important to note that some businesses extend their support to veterans and their families beyond the holidays. Well, the people at AMVETS.org have another listing […]

Veterans Day 2012 Discounts!

The wonderful folks at AMVETS.org have compiled a listing of discounts and specials to honor those that served for our country this coming Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11, 2012). We’ve listed the businesses located in North Carolina below. A couple of caveats, though. As American Veterans notes, “keep in mind that most busi­nesses require some proof […]

What does your Social Security Numbers mean?

Social security numbers (SSNs) are not random numbers. They are assigned regionally and in batches. The nine-digit SSN, which has been issued in more than 400 million different sequences, is divided into three parts: Area numbers – The first three numbers originally      represented the state in which a person first applied for      a […]

Tovah M. Mitchell speaks before Professional Woman’s Group

PROFESSIONAL WOMAN’S DISCUSSION GROUP:  AUGUST 15TH 12 noon or 6:30pm: Tovah Mitchell, Estate Planning, Elder Law and VA Accredited Attorney of W. G. Alexander & Associates, Attorneys will be speaking at “Wealth Wisdom for Woman”  titled “Elder Law: Is it only for the Elderly?” The refreshments at both sessions  provided  by Virgina Clay and Carol Stymiest of  […]

States with Filial Responsibility Laws Ought to Scare You

Here is a story I found on the web and thought it important to share with you. John Pittas’ mother entered a nursing home for rehabilitation following a car crash. After she left the nursing home, she moved out of the country.  His mother’s $93,000 bill at the home was left unpaid.  The mom had […]

HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST

Ask any senior, would you rather stay at home or go to a senior living community? I’m sure you will agree, most people want to stay home!    Our concern……. the home is safe. Safety checklist for seniors at home   FLOORS:  Look at the floor in each room.   When you walk through a room, […]

Raleigh leads the US in Senior Relocation

Raleigh is a wonderful place to live.  Cultural events, sports, colleges, fantastic medical care and proximity to vacation “hot spots”.  Think about a few hour drive to the shore or the mountains of Western NC, take a cruise out of Charleston, SC or a trip to DC.  If you are moving to the Raleigh area […]

Powers of Attorney – Only as Powerful as You Make Them

Question: If I am power of attorney for my dad and I’m planning to leave the country for a week, can I appoint someone else to act as power of attorney in my place? Answer: It depends on what the power of attorney document allows. At W.G. Alexander & Associates, we know that the power […]

65+ Americans……..highest number in history!!!!!

We just read an article in U.S.News that indicated that there are more Americans age 65 and older than at any previous time in U.S. history. As of April 1, 2010, there were 40.3 million 65+. This number is up 15% from 2000. Currently woman outlive men: just 90.5 males for every 100 females 65 […]

Cost of Care Survey by Met Life

A recent survey of the Cost of Care by Met Life found the following: The national average daily rate for a private room in a nursing home rose 4.4% from $229 in 2010 to $239 in 2011. The national average monthly base rate in an assisted living community rose 5.6% from $3,293 in 2010 to […]