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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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Do Not Regret Your Retirement

When many people retire they have regrets about things that they wish they had done differently. It does not have to be that way. To fulfill their version of the American dream many people make a bargain with themselves. They bargain that they will w… 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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The Return of Reverse Mortgages

In the past most elder law attorneys advised their clients to stay away from reverse mortgages. That is beginning to change. Just a few short years ago reverse mortgages were often seen by elder law attorneys as an unfortunately popular way for senio… 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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Nursing Home Intimacy

Thanks to medical advances and changing attitudes about sex, it is no longer taboo for nursing homes to allow intimate relations between residents. One Brooklyn nursing home even has a dating service for its residents. The introduction of Viagra and… Read More
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Disconnect between Parents and Adult Children

A new study reveals that there is a disconnect between what parents expect financially from their adult children and what those children expect to be asked to provide and do. Whenever there is a disagreement about estate planning or finances between… Read More
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Hidden Funeral Plan Fees

Senior citizens who make arrangements to pay for their own funerals should be on the lookout for hidden fees in the plans they purchase. Bob Lockler of Kansas City did not want to leave his family with the burden of paying for his funeral, so he made… Read More
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Who Profits From the Sumner Redstone Situation?

The continuing battles over Sumner Redstone's competency in court and the media is not profiting shareholders in the companies that he owns, but someone is profiting from the situation. The current fight over Sumner Redstone's competency an… Read More
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