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End Of Life

Making Sure Your Wishes Are Carried Out

  • October 23, 2019

The importance of making end of life preparations cannot be stressed enough. Many put off making these plans thinking there is always time. The sad reality is that none of us are guaranteed time. Others may be bothered by the…

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Nursing Home

VA Nursing Home Rating System Under Review

  • October 9, 2019

Ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), along with Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren (both Democrats from Massachusetts) are requesting a formal review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the rating…

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Alzheimer's Disease

The Hidden Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • October 2, 2019

When policymakers consider the costs of dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, they consider both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs, in this instance, are the medical and social/non-medical care costs related to dementia; on average, expenses included $273 per month spent…

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Medicare Leveraging the Latest Technologies

  • September 12, 2019

Many seniors who are financially stable and choosing to age in place already have a “smart” home employing the sorts of technology that can prolong their independent living circumstances. Family caregivers are freer to move about their daily lives knowing…

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Guide for Newly Appointed Trustees

  • September 5, 2019

Your friend Rose has created a trust and she would like you to be her trustee. You want to help, but you’re concerned about all that responsibility. You would be managing Rose’s property for her and for others whom she…

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Nursing Home

U.S. Facing Nursing Home Staffing Shortage

  • August 15, 2019

There are federal regulatory standards that nursing homes must meet for providing qualified registered nursing staff. According to McKnight’, fully three-quarters of nursing homes seldom meet the federally registered nurse (RN) staffing level guidelines. In particular, on the weekends, nursing…

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Long-term Care

Getting Creative with Your Long-Term Care Services

  • July 23, 2019

Long-term care insurance was sold aggressively in the 1980s, 90s and thereafter to offset the costs of seniors needing to live in a nursing home, assisted living or needing at home health care. Now, however, the business of long term…

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