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  • A Will Is Not an Estate Plan (Here’s Why)
    A Will Is Not an Estate Plan (Here’s Why)

    A Will is a basic part of most estate plans, but an estate plan includes much more than just a Last Will and Testament. A complete estate plan includes other essential legal documents that protect you ...

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  • Mild Alzheimer's Lowers Financial Acumen - Empasizing the Need for Planning ASAP
    Mild Alzheimer's Lowers Financial Acumen - Empasizing the Need for Planning ASAP

    New research shows that patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have a dramatic decline in their ability to make financial decisions over a one year period. The discovery has strong implications ...

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  • When Should Family Members Be Compensated as Caregivers?
    When Should Family Members Be Compensated as Caregivers?

    In many families, the situation is familiar: As your loved ones grow older, they need help with daily and routine tasks. Often, a family member steps in and takes care of the elder. Over time, the ...

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  • Challenging a Patient Advocate Designation / Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney
    Challenging a Patient Advocate Designation / Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney

    When an individual signs a legally valid patient advocate designation , the document gives another person the authority to make healthcare decisions for the individual who signed should he or she ...

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  • Coming Soon: Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
    Coming Soon: Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

    You can eat at a five-star restaurant or stay at a five-star hotel. By year’s end, you’ll also be able to select a five-star nursing home. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has ...

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  • Addressing Poor Care in Nursing Homes
    Addressing Poor Care in Nursing Homes

    Too many nursing homes fall short of the standards they should meet in caring for our spouses, parents, and loved ones. When we place a loved one in a nursing home, we expect they will be safe, ...

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