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Estate Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

Good estate planning does not just concern itself with what happens to your assets after you pass away. It also takes into account the things that you might need at the end of your life, including the possibility of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Obv… Read More
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New Medicare Law Could Save Patients Money

Because of a quirk in Medicare’s reimbursement policy some patients have been hit with thousands of dollars in unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. A new law does not fix the quirk, but it at least mandates that patients must be notified before the c… Read More
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Thieves Targeting the Elderly

Millions of elderly people in the U.S. live alone and many of them suffer from loneliness and diminished capacity. That makes them vulnerable to thieves. Criminals like to pick the easiest targets that they can find. For many thieves that means they… Read More
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Treating Your Children Differently in Your Estate

For many parents it seems obvious that because their children have different life circumstances it is fair to treat them differently in their estate plans. The children often have different ideas than the parents about what is fair and that can lead… Read More
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New Profession Helps Seniors Move

Moving from a home that you have lived in for decades can be a daunting task, especially when you have to sort through a lifetime’s worth of stuff—not all of which will fit into your new home. Senior move managers specialize in making such moves… Read More
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A New Type of Doula

Traditionally a doula is someone who offers care and support to a woman in labor to make the birth process easier. However, a new type of doula helps those at the other end of the life cycle. Passing away is not as easy as it might seem. Patients in… Read More
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Planning for a Child with Special Needs

Under the best of circumstances Americans often still have difficulty planning for their retirements. It is especially difficult for parents of children with special needs. When parents of children with special needs start planning for their own reti… Read More
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Attorney Indicted for Social Security Disability Fraud

A notorious attorney who called himself "Mr. Social Security" has been indicted for fraud. This is good news for families of children with special needs and for seniors. Kentucky attorney Eric Conn built one of the largest Social Security D… Read More
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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a frightening thing to think about getting for anyone. Understanding what we know about the disease can help lessen that fear, but one of the most important things to understand about Alzheimer's is what we still do n… Read More
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Court Declines to Resolve Medicaid Eligibility Issue

A federal court in South Dakota declared that a key Medicaid eligibility question was moot and declined to resolve it. Upon entering a nursing home South Dakota resident Howard Johnson applied for Medicaid to cover the costs of his care. His applicat… Read More
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