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Hope Trust Blog

Feel free to browse our posts about various issues surrounding the current state of trust planning and management. Here, you will find in depth analysis of high profile topics from the team that leads HopeTrust, as well as summaries of recent developments in the field.

Lifestyle Special Needs

Brain Injury Awareness

The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.  Each year at least 1.7 million cases of […]


by Jessica Fisher • March 27, 2020
Journal Lifestyle Special Needs

Stress and Exhaustion Can Lead to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

February was American Heart Month and it’s always a good reminder for individuals to focus on their hearts. New research suggests that if you’re feeling chronic stress and burnout, otherwise known as mental and physical exhaustion, you could be at a higher risk for Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib). AFib is the most common […]


by Jessica Fisher • March 2, 2020
Lifestyle Special Needs Technology

Focus on Mental Health in the New Year

The beginning of the year marks a turning point for many people. This is the time of year that most people make resolutions to improve their lives by setting an intention to be more healthy and prosperous. While most resolutions tend to focus on physical health, like eating healthier or losing weight, it may be […]


by Jessica Fisher • January 13, 2020
Finance Special Needs Trusts

Developing a Lifetime Care Plan for Children with Special Needs

Parents and caregivers planning a lifetime of care for children with special needs can feel like they are trying to hit a continuously moving target. Between filing for government aid, financial planning, and navigating the healthcare system, it’s a full time job to organize proper care for a child with special needs. In addition to […]


by Jessica Fisher • December 17, 2019
Special Needs Technology

Tech Companies Design Apps for the Special Needs Community

New technologies have opened up new worlds for us by expanding the way in which we can communicate and share information with one another. As new technologies continue to develop, we are seeing more and more tools emerge that are geared toward helping the special needs community. New software, apps, and even robotics are being […]


by Jessica Fisher • December 4, 2019