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Does My Loved One Need a Guardian?

We all seek to live long, healthy, and active lives, but the truth is that many adults have a long period at the end of life when they are unable to make decisions for themselves.

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Long-Term Care Insurance: Do I Really Need It?

Insurance is at the root of nearly everything we do on a regular basis.

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Establishing Strong Relationships With Your Loved One’s Medical Caregivers

Caregivers perform an essential role in today’s society by caring for the disabled and elderly when they are unable to complete basic functions for themselves.

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Why Caregiving and Substance Abuse Don’t Mix

Patient. Understanding. Reliable. These attributes describe caregivers: people who put the needs of an elderly loved one or family member ahead of their own.

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What to Do If you Suspect a Loved One is the Victim of Medical Abuse

Older adults deserve compassionate and attentive care, but unfortunately they are often the victims of medical abuse, even in nursing homes that are meant to provide quality care.

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How to Choose a Power of Attorney You Trust

As you get older, you find yourself faced with many major and essential questions. From selecting beneficiaries in your will to ensuring your life insurance will provide adequate financial support to your loved ones, getting older requires making serious decisions.

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Caregiving 101: How to Better Communicate With Someone With Dementia

If your mother, father, grandparent, or other loved one has slipped into the mental deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the changes can be painful to watch.

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What It Really Means to Have a Living WIll and Health Care Surrogate

It is human nature to have your own preferences. Some people love cilantro, while others are revolted by the taste.

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Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Surviving the Holiday Season

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most prevalent forms of dementia that impacts older adults. It is defined by problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.

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What Does It Mean to Elect a Power of Attorney?

Getting older involves more than just additional candles on your birthday cake; it also requires you to take a serious look at the legal protections that you have in place for the remainder of your life.

3 Commonly Asked Questions About Long Term Care Planning

So much of life is centered around planning for the future: planning for college, a car, a home, a wedding, children, and so much more.

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What Does It Mean to Elect a Power of Attorney?

Getting older involves more than just additional candles on your birthday cake; it also requires you to take a serious look at the legal protections that you have in place for the remainder of your life.

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Planning for the Future: Understanding Medicaid Planning

You never know what the future holds, which is why Medicaid planning is such an essential tool for senior citizens who want to ensure that their healthcare needs are fully covered in the future.

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Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse or Exploitation

Older adults deserve compassionate and attentive care, but unfortunately they are often the victims of abuse and exploitation, even in nursing homes that are meant to provide quality care.

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What to Do When Your Loved One Can No Longer Live at Home

People of all ages value their independence, but old age often makes independent living too difficult.

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Choosing a Power of Attorney: What You Need to Know

As you get older, you find yourself faced with many major and essential questions. One of the most pressing questions is likely to be, “Who should handle my affairs if I no longer can?”

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The Best Ways that Alzheimer’s Caregivers Can Also Care For Themselves

When asked to name stressful and challenging jobs, most people are likely to suggest distinguished positions such as airline pilot, business executive, or heart surgeon.

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How To Keep Track Of Your Most Important Legal Documents

Life is complicated, but death without the proper legal preparations can be even more complicated.

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Don’t Forget These Important Estate Plan Components

You work your entire life to reach goals, accumulate wealth, and build a life that brings you joy and fulfillment. However, you know that you won’t live forever.

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Senators Are Pushing For Important VA Disability Reform

It is no secret that America’s Department of Veterans Affairs is currently struggling from inefficiencies that are harming veterans.

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Your Financial Solution?

We are living in uncertain economic times, and many older homeowners are finding that their financial needs have outlasted their savings accounts.

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Innovative Ideas That Spark Hope For Retirees

Growing older involves many changes and considerations that aren’t usually priorities in the first fifty years of a person’s life.

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The Newest Protections Afforded to Nursing Homes

The United States of America is speckled with 15,600 different nursing home facilities, and no two are the same. From rural and urban to nonprofit, for-profit, and government-run nursing homes, the quality of care offered is anything but consistent.

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It’s Tax Time! Who Are Your Dependents?

Tax season has a way of giving every adult in America heartburn simultaneously. Tax filing is just an unpleasant process, from start to finish, but it’s made even more challenging if you have unanswered questions regarding your dependents.

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Take Care of Your Estate Planning in 2017

You can’t take it with you when you go. We’ve all heard that phrase. You work your entire life to build financial stability with your real estate, bank accounts, investments, insurance policies, and personal possessions, which means that everything you worked for needs a place to go upon your death. If you are like most Americans, you want to have control over the fate of your life’s work, and you want to see it all passed down into the hands of the people that you love the most.

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Your Best New Year’s Resolution: Legal Preparations

It is officially 2017, and with a New Year comes new resolutions. Whether you are 30 or 70, making a resolution to get your legal preparations in order is a pragmatic choice that will provide remarkable benefits down the road. Since legal considerations can feel overwhelming if you’re not sure where to begin, this list will give you a solid starting point to help make your resolution a reality.

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What Are President-Elect Trump’s Veteran Affairs Reform Plans?

As the 2016 presidential election has brought to light, the current state of veterans care in America is struggling. There are more than 21 million veterans living in the United States today, with a full 4.3 million receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. What we don’t know, however, is how many veterans need disability compensation who are either waiting for approval or trying to fight an unjust denial.

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A Foster Home for Veterans

Foster care has saved countless children and animals from difficult and troubling lives, which is why a new Department of Veteran’s Affairs program now allows people to take veterans into their homes as well. Known as the VA’s Medical Foster Home Program, it’s been given a revamp over the last year to help drawn new participants and garner attention that it failed to generate before.

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The Most Important Estate Planning Documents

National Estate Planning Awareness Week occurs every year in mid-October to draw attention to this critical yet often overlooked element of financial peace and preparation. Estate planning is the careful process of arranging for the management and legacy of your assets during your life and after your death, though many people don’t even consider estate planning until they are approaching retirement. The truth is that estate planning can- and should!- begin at any young age. It is never too early to take control of your assets, and these documents will help you accomplish that goal.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Veterans Disability Compensation

As the 2016 presidential election has brought to light, the current state of veterans care in America is struggling. There are more than 21 million veterans living in the United States today, with a full 4.3 million receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. What we don’t know, however, is how many veterans need disability compensation who are either waiting for approval or trying to fight an unjust denial.

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The Plight of Veterans Seeking Disability Benefits

Our country is suffering from a concerning contradiction in which we ask our soldiers to risk their lives to protect the safety of our nation, yet keep them waiting for years to be provided with the financial compensation that makes it possible for them to afford the healthcare that they need.

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Three Crucial Estate Planning Tips

Estate planning may not be something that you do for fun in your spare time, but it is still vitally important to your future and your family’s wellbeing. Many people think estate planning is only needed if you have an actual estate—a large home sitting on acres of land that has been passed down through the generations. But that’s not true at all. Your estate consists of everything in your name, from your car and home to furniture and financial accounts.

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