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A Focus on Senior Fitness

    In these winter months, physical health is sometimes overshadowed by dropping temperatures and impending holidays. Fitness at any age is a vital part of living a healthy life. Older adults often experience challenges that occur during… Read More
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Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website

Patients looking for hospice care can now get help from Medicare’s website. The agency’s new Hospice Compare site allows patients to evaluate hospice providers according to several criteria.

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Categories: General Interest

You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018

After staying the same for five years, the amount you can give away to any one individual in a particular year without reporting the gift will increase in 2018. Very few taxpayers will have to pay a gift tax in any case.

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Medicare's Part B Premium Will Be Unchanged in 2018, But Many Will Pay More. Got That?

The announcement of the 2018 Medicare premium is good news for some beneficiaries and bad news for many others. 

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Three Reasons Why Giving Your House to Your Children Isn't the Best Way to Protect It From Medicaid

You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it.

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You Have Rights as a Resident in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Not everyone may experience a crisis or injury that might lead them to a skilled nursing facility for long-term care or rehabilitation. Being outside of your own home can be uncomfortable, especially when you are dependent on nursing staff for your c… Read More
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Key Issues to Consider in Assisted Living Contracts

When someone gets ready to move into an assisted living facility there will inevitably be a lot of paperwork involved.  Much of that paperwork is fairly straightforward and need not be a cause for concern.  However, amid the big stack of needed sig… Read More
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Seven Signs a Child is Financially Abusing an Older Parent

Unfortunately, financial exploitation of older individuals is an all too common occurrence in our country.  The National Council on Aging estimates that as many as 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some sort of elder abuse.  And… Read More
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The Nursing Home Reform Act

One of the primary goals of the life care planning we provide to our clients is trying to keep our older clients out of the nursing home if at all possible.  Nonetheless, that is not always possible.  And when it looks like a loved one will need to… Read More
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Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

An attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one.

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Categories: General Interest

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