Coronavirus Special Announcement

Our top priority at Scott Counsel is protecting the health and environment of our employees and clients. We are closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and our top priority is keeping our employees and customers safe. In addition to following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World […]

MAID: Assisted Suicide or Death with Dignity?

For supporters of MAID, allowing terminally ill patients the choice to have “death with dignity” is the humane and compassionate thing to do. On the other hand, some medical professionals view participation in MAID as a violation of their ethical responsibility to “do no harm.” On April 12, 2019,  Governor Murphy of New Jersey signed into […]

Nontaxable VA aid and attendance pension

Aid and Attendance is also referred to as “improved pension”, “veterans elder care benefits”, and “VA assisted living benefit”. Each of these terms typically refers to the “Aid and Attendance benefit.” Aid and Attendance is a government benefit for veterans and their spouses who require assistance from another person in order to perform routine daily […]

Chair Yoga for Seniors: Reduce Pain and Improve Health

Chair yoga is a great way for older adults to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga. Staying seated means that even frail seniors or those who aren’t flexible can safely do the exercises. Yoga is an excellent way for older adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation. It also […]

When They Say No: 8 Ways to Introduce In-Home Care for Seniors

You desperately need regular breaks, but your older adult absolutely refuses an in-home caregiver. What can you do? Seniors often won’t admit they need help, even if they’re struggling with everyday tasks. In-home care can be a sensitive subject that leads to arguments or an immediate shutdown when you bring it up. Your older adult […]

Knowing When to Intervene

Going for regular visions tests is important for everyone, but especially those elderly family members in our lives.  If you are with your loved one in the car and notice continuous or consistent squinting or leaning forward trying to make sense of things, or perhaps they may be swerving a lot, it could be time […]