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Family Caregiving When The Adult Children Are Long Distance

Family Caregiving When The Adult Children Live Long Distance When families live far away from one another, the holidays may be the only opportunity that long-distance caregivers and family members have to personally observe older relatives. Decline can happen quickly. Family members who haven’t seen their aging loved for a while may be shocked at

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Legal Planning For Living With A Chronic Medical Condition

Legal Planning For Living With A Chronic Medical Condition In 1900, most people died younger from communicable diseases and after relatively short illnesses. Today, we are more likely to die older from one or more chronic conditions and after an extended period of illness. The decisions involved with planning for disability associated with chronic conditions

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Important Information To Know And Keep Current

Important Information To Know And Keep Current Medical Insurance A list of insurance policies, the carriers, the account / policy numbers, and names of beneficiaries. Utilities Names, account number, and contact information for all utilities (electric, phone, cable, water, internet, etc.). Documents Financial This information is not to be considered legal advice. If you have

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4 Cs of Elder Law Ethics

Understanding The 4 Cs Of Elder Law Ethics Your parent or other elder relative is getting legal advice. Why am I left in the waiting room? Shouldn’t you be included? After all, you might be very involved in helping him or her with important matters. Perhaps you even arranged for this appointment. There are several

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Dementia Terminology

Dementia Terminology “Communication breakdown” in Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia are consistently listed among the stressors for caregivers. Here is a list of some of the terminology used in describing the affects of the disease, some of which limits the person who has dementia. Affect: the outward manifestation of a person’s feelings, usually

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Choosing Your Fiduciaries

Choosing Your Fiduciaries In planning your estate, among the most important decisions you will make will be your choice of those persons who will be your fiduciaries – the persons you will entrust with your financial well-being and personal health decisions. Those fiduciary positions are your agents under power of attorney for property and power

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A Planning Guide For Parents Of Children Who Have Special Needs

A Planning Guide For Parents With Children Who Have Special Needs Below are action items to take when you have a child, of any age, who has special needs. Personal Information Keep all of your records and your child’s personal information (name, nicknames, date and place of birth, phone numbers, Medicare number, Medicaid number, addresses,

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