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The Risk for Dementia Increases by Living Alone

Nearly all older adults prefer to age in the comfort of their long-time homes and familiar community surroundings. But aging in place often means living alone. Pew Research findings show that older people are more likely to live alone in…

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Plan Your Final Wishes

The importance of making end-of-life preparations cannot be stressed enough. Many put off making these plans thinking there is always time. The sad reality is that none of us are guaranteed time. Others may be bothered by the thought of…

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Nursing Homes Gaining Increased Protection From COVID-19 Suits

Nursing homes are naturally more susceptible to disease because of the frequent movement of nursing personnel between areas and the communal environment. Before the coronavirus pandemic, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report in 2019 found that 82 percent of the…

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Get to Know Your Parents Medical Wishes

Often parents live far away from their children in the US. Managing aging parents’ or in-laws’ medical events can be a serious challenge without proper preparation and understanding of what your parents' strategy may or may not be, no matter…

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Considerations for Your Health Care Power of Attorney

During this COVID-19 pandemic, a difficult question especially demands an answer: if you or a loved one is taken down into life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? For those of us who are…

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Understand the Risks of Medicaid and Gift Giving

Many seniors enjoy being generous to their children by gifting them monetarily. In certain circumstances, however, there is a real concern that people who may be in need of long-term nursing care in the near future should not give gifts.…

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