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A Nursing Home Guide to Protecting Your Loved Ones

Your loved one's well-being depends on your advocacy in a nursing home. Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are disproportionately affected by the flu, pneumonia, COVID 19, and other contagious diseases. According to the American Family Physician…

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Co-agents: An Overview

Choosing which of my two children will be my legal representative when I need help paying my bills and talking to doctors is a difficult decision for me. Can't I just name them both? You can, but please don't. You…

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Overmedicating Alzheimer’s Patients Can Be Dangerous

A significant number of elderly Americans use multiple prescription medications simultaneously, or polypharmacy. The more medications a person takes, the higher the risk of dangerous drug-drug interactions and increased possibility of inappropriate prescribing, adverse drug reactions, hospitalization, and even death.…

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Prepare for Emergencies, Don’t Wait

Your mother might say that, wouldn't she? How often have you wished that you had listened to your mother? Nobody really wants to think in advance about accidents or illness. But if no advance planning has been done, and if…

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Caregiving for Family Members

Rather than paying an outside agency to take care of an elderly relative, wouldn't it be better if a family member provided the care at home? Or uprooting the senior into an institution? The family member can pay the bills,…

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How to Pay for Long-Term Care

As per findings from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about 70% of retirees in the United States will need some long-term care (LTC). The median cost for such services is expected to range between $53,768 and…

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Medicaid Penalties for Gifting Assets

The Medicaid program helps low-income seniors with limited income and assets access healthcare and long-term care. Many seniors believe their only option to qualify for the program is to “spend down” their assets. While this is true in some cases,…

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Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

Most often, guardianship conjures images of a minor in the care of a designated adult family member or friend. However, you can employ the process to obtain legal rights over elderly or aging adults, usually, parents, who are losing their…

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