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Everyone Should Plan for the Unexpected

Everyone Should Plan for the Unexpected

Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has left many unprepared and confused. There are numerous reports of shortages of antibacterial hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and even toilet paper. While we can’t predict when something like COVID-19 might strike, we can take steps…

What Medical Alert System Should You Choose to Wear?

What Medical Alert System Should You Choose to Wear?

Imagine that one of your parents recently had a stroke and is returning home after a long stay in the hospital and in-patient rehabilitation. The care providers assured you that your parent will be fine returning home, but you still…

Inheritance Is Not Always a Good Thing

Inheritance Is Not Always a Good Thing

Most of the time, getting an Inheritance is a good thing. However that is not always the case. Say your spouse is living in a nursing home because of advanced Parkinson’s. Your spouse is currently receiving Medicaid benefits to pay…

Feelings of Neglect due to Isolation Increasing in Elder Americans

Feelings of Neglect due to Isolation Increasing in Elder Americans

Our elder population is experiencing isolation from their family and extended community interaction, because of the coronavirus, increasing the likelihood of neglect. With the flu season fast on approach this isolation and the possibility of a resurgence of COVID-19, older…

Questions to ask before hiring in-home health care services

There is a wide range of home health care services available from daily household tasks to medical care. Before identifying a health care service for information, get a clear idea of what you are in the market for, be it…

The Importance of Having a Will in Place

Care.com’s annual estate planning survey for 2019 found that 57% of U.S. adults do not have a Last Will & Testament (a “Will”). The survey found that participants were more likely or less likely to have a Will depending on…

Estate Planning Checkup Article

You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they’re still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change.…

Who Should Make Financial Decisions For You?

Who should you trust to manage your financial well being when you are no longer able to do so? A power of attorney (POA), otherwise known as an agent to your principal, has the legal authority to represent and make…

How to Talk to Your Children About Their Inheritance

Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about their wealth.  Talking about how much money or property you have is usually viewed as taboo.  Asking someone else about what they have is often considered impolite. However, failing to talk…

Is It Safe for Nursing Homes To Be Open?

As many state officials now begin to ease current Covid-19 restrictions, the May 10th Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering likewise for nursing-home residents and their families. Since March 13,…

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