June 01, 2014

The Home: Where Our Heart Resides

David M. English

Home is the place your heart resides

Home is the place that you decide

Home is the womb that holds the soul

Home is the place where one is whole

—Aisha Patterson, Home

In our culture, the home generally resides at or near the center of our financial, social, and emotional universe. For an older individual, it may be the benchmark for achieving the American dream, the most valuable asset of the estate, and the principal legacy to leave behind for children. In the field of elder law, it almost always serves as a key focus of planning strategies to maximize one’s security, autonomy, and quality of life.

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