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Changes in Advance Directives Brought About by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, advance care planning and directives become more important than ever. Responses to vaccinations and understanding their efficacy, reinfection potential, and long-haul symptoms resulting from COVID-19 continue to baffle our scientific understanding. It appears the coronavirus…

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How to Choose a Life-Saving Medical Alert Systems

Envision your parent is just being released from a long stay at the hospital. The care providers assure you that your parent will be fine returning home, but you still worry. How can you make sure your parent is safe…

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Beware of Widespread Genetic Testing Scams

There is a widespread fraud scheme involving genetic testing sweeping the country prompting the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to issue a national alert. The warning is for Medicare beneficiaries across the nation, and…

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How Does COLA Affect Social Security Benefits?

The federal government evaluation tool which calculates the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is flawed according to an analysis by the non-partisan advocacy group called The Senior Citizens League (TSCL).  The decrease in social security benefit monies that are paid to seniors…

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Age Discrimination Is Common in the Workplace

Lawmakers have been addressing age discrimination since the 1960’s without much success as it remains a significant problem today. According to study.com, age discrimination is defined as "the practice of letting a person's age unfairly become a factor when deciding…

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The Elderly Are Facing Financial Challenges

Financial difficulties are a reality for many older Americans, clouding the golden years for many. One article addressed some of the seniors’ biggest financial challenges and what they can do to fight back. What follows is a summary of the…

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Is Your Estate Plan Up to Date?

When you have big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state, you should review your estate plan to make sure it is still current. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That’s why…

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How Important Is VA Planning?

Studies have shown the COVID-19 virus is very deadly to those over the age of 65 and it is not going away any time soon. Individuals living in senior living communities, such as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and…

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