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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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Engaging Seniors Tips - Elder Care Lawyers CT

Elder Care Lawyers CT  The more socially active the elderly are, the less likely they are to become depressed. Depression, stress, and isolation can lead to health issues. This can happen easily to seniors living away from family. Whether seniors ar… Read More
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The Benefits of Positive Thinking for Body and Mind

  “Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.”   -Thomas Carlyle The benefits of a posit… Read More
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Why Bother with a Care Agreement?

In our last post we provided a brief overview of Care Agreements.  This week we consider a recent Louisiana court decision that illustrates a big problem that arises when relatives are paid for providing care services to a loved one and that arrang… Read More
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