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      Knowing about the right elderly care

      Northeast Missouri residents had a chance to learn more about the legal steps if your loved ones are in or considering the option of living in a nursing home.

      Northeast Missouri residents had a chance to learn more about the legal steps to take if your loved ones are currently living in or are considering the option of living in a nursing home.

      Attorney C. Brett Barton of the Barton Law Firm out of Columbia visited Kirksville Manor Care Wednesday afternoon to share advice on protecting your loved ones estates and their futures.

      "Usually meeting with a family member whether it be a spouse or child or a family friend, typically in order for me to give them good advice and in order for them to actually act on my advice, they need to have the legal authority to act on that person's behalf," Barton said.

      Barton also talked about the importance of gifting money to any children the correct way, creating a trust, ensuring family access to medical information, and having a back-up plan.