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Choosing In-Home Care

The growing number of older adults nationally has contributed to significant growth in the home care industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a large growth rate in the jobs of home health and personal care aides. It seems as thoug… Read More
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Self-Advocacy at the Doctor’s Office

Did you know that the average amount of time a patient has with their doctor during an appointment is about 15 minutes? It is imperative that patients maximize their time with their chosen medical professionals to help ensure positive outcomes. Patie… Read More
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Having “The Talk” About Long Term Care

Few people are fully comfortable thinking about getting older.  Whether we are contemplating ourselves getting older or our loved ones, most would prefer not to think about the aging process and the various physical and cognitive deteriorations that… Read More
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Wearable Technology and Dementia

Teenager Kenneth Shinozuka knew that he wanted to find a way to alleviate the fear his family felt when his grandfather wandered away from his home. His grandfather lives with Alzheimer’s disease and wandering is a behavior affecting many patients… Read More
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Independence and Safety – A Delicate Balance (Part 2 of 2)

A 79 year old woman named Kay was afflicted with some arthritis in her knees, but was generally in good health and enjoyed her daily walks and traveling. On a recent trip overseas last year, she missed a step and lost her footing. She could no longer… Read More
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Independence and Safety – A Delicate Balance (Part 1 of 2) - Elder Care Attorneys CT

  Fatal falls and injuries suffered by older Americans are increasing at an alarming rate. This poses a challenge at retirement and assisted living communities as well as nursing homes and private residences. Older adults are fiercely holding o… Read More
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How much money can you keep and be eligible for Medicaid benefits?

When applying for Medicaid benefits to help pay for long-term care, the applicant must list the value of all of their assets that are “countable” under the eligibility rules of the program, as administered in this state by the Connecticut Departm… Read More
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Proposed Changes to VA Benefit Eligibility Rules

Congress is currently considering legislation that would implement a number of significant changes to the rules for eligibility for VA’s “Aid and Attendance” benefit.  Those changes include – among others – an attempt to establish… Read More
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The Fight over the Personal Effects of Robin Williams

When people think about estate planning, and specifically about who they would like to receive their assets when they are gone, they tend to concentrate on the things that have a high monetary value, like bank accounts, investments, or real estate. … Read More
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Do it Yourself Estate Planning Can Be Hazardous to Your Loved Ones

Sometimes people consider estate planning to be a fairly simple thing to do themselves without the need to consult an attorney.  After all, estate planning documents are merely paper, right?  Well, although estate planning documents are indeed mere… Read More
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