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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

Be Aware of the Kiddie Tax Before Leaving an IRA to Children

Grandparents may be tempted to leave an IRA to a grandchild because children have a low tax rate, but the "kiddie tax" could make doing this less beneficial.

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HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages a Little Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced changes to the federal reverse mortgage program that will raise reverse mortgage fees for some borrowers and lower the amount homeowners can borrow.

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Categories: General Interest

You Can Pay Your Medicare Premiums Online

Online bill paying has become a popular way to make paying bills easier, and now you can pay your Medicare premiums online too. 

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What if the Hospital Ignores Your End of Life Wishes?

When we ask our clients if they would ever want to be artificially kept alive on a machine or the like, they almost invariably answer NO.  We have all seen too many horror stories of individuals who end up living a sad existence in a vegetative stat… Read More
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Are you all set if you have long term care insurance?

Long term care planning is complicated.  When we help guide our clients through that process we must consider many factors, including things like amounts of current and future assets and income, likely expenses, health conditions of various family m… Read More
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Taking a Stand against Alzheimer’s Disease

  Alzheimer’s disease is a formidable, national epidemic. The non-profit Alzheimer’s Association, and its sister organization, Alzheimer’s Impact Moment (AIM), estimate that $259 billion is spent per year and that 5.5 million Americans ar… Read More
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