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Dementia Tools at Your Fingertips

Caregivers for those living with dementia are all over the country. Caregivers range in age, ethnicity, geography, income, and education. While research theories have been done about what the large, diverse population of caregivers looks like and wha… Read More
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CAN YOU BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PARENT’S NURSING HOME BILL?

Have you ever heard of state “filial responsibility” laws?  Although rarely enforced, 29 different states have laws that require children to provide financial support to their indigent parents under certain circumstances.  In the context of lo… Read More
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Can you keep your estate plan totally private and should you want to?

Many families are hesitant to discuss financial affairs together.  Parents do not necessarily want their children to know how much or exactly what they have.  Some do not want their loved ones to know exactly how they plan to dispose of their asset… Read More
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Caregiver Promises Past and Present

As a long-time spouse, taking on the role of caregiver can be an extremely difficult process that many couples simply do not foresee. Journalist Tara Bahrampour highlighted the conversations held among families about future long-term care steps in he… Read More
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Caregivers: Know your Assisted Living Options

February is National Caregivers Month. One task that can be daunting for family caregivers is identifying the assisted living community that best fits their loved one’s unique needs. It is important for caregivers to be able to identify the differe… Read More
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Family Meetings During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for listening to holiday music, shopping special sales, sharing a nice meal, and spending time with the family. The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather to enjoy gifts and create new memories. It also allows family the… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Three of Four)

Navigating the care of a loved one in a skilled nursing facility can seem very daunting for family members and friends entrusted with the role of advocate. Justice in Aging compiled a handbook called “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Re… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Two of Four)

Many of our clients have approached us for advice about nursing home placement for a loved one. Part One of this blog explored five common problems outlined in Justice in Aging’s 2005 article “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How To Resolve… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part One of Four)

When faced with long-term nursing home placement, countless individuals and their loved ones lament having to consider them in the first place. However, in many cases, the 24-hour supervision and specialized services provided in these facilities are… Read More
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Finding the Music Within

Witnessing the struggles of a loved one living with dementia is tremendously difficult. Emotions run high when experiencing the changes in a loved one as they move through the progressive stages of the disease. These are very relatable experiences am… Read More
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