Caregiver Corner

Older Adults Outnumber Young Children

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There are more people aged 65 and over in the U.S. than under 5 for the first time ever. Here is what that could mean. People are living longer and having fewer children in developed countries, presenting new challenges and opportunities around the globe. In fact, there will be more older adults than children in […]

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Cost Getting in the Way of Dental Health

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Most Americans value a healthy smile and understand that dental care is linked to their overall physical well-being and health. Yet many older adults skip going to the dentist because of the expense, putting them at risk for more serious health issues. A recent AARP survey found that eight in ten adults over age 45 […]

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70% of All Caregivers Over the Age of 70 Die First

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Do you take care of someone in your family with a chronic medical illness or dementia? Have you felt depression, anger or guilt? Has your health deteriorated since taking on the responsibility of caregiving? If your answer is yes to any one of these, you may be suffering from caregiver stress. This condition is increasingly […]

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The Dilemma of Delirium in Older Patients

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Ill and hospitalized older people sometimes experience episodes of delirium, a state of confusion and disorientation. For centuries considered a transient and reversible condition, delirium in older people is still viewed by many to be a normal consequence of surgery, chronic disease, or infections.

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Things You Can and Can’t Do With Power of Attorney

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Like most legal undertakings, setting up and enforcing power of attorney (POA) documents can be a confusing process. Yet, these essential tools can help aging adults and their families create a solid plan to address future care needs and gain peace of mind.

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Annuities and Qualifying for Public Benefits

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Do you own an annuity? Annuities are a complicated subject and even more so when it comes to their effect on the Medicaid or VA Aid and Attendance application process. How can an annuity impact a person’s ability to qualify for Medicaid or VA benefits in the future? To answer the question, let’s start with […]

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When is a Person Unfit To Make a Will?

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Testamentary capacity refers to a person’s ability to understand and execute a will. As a general rule, most people who are over the age of eighteen are thought to be competent to make and sign the will. They must be able to understand that they are signing the will, they must understand the nature of […]

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5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY HELPS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

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Family caregivers give emotional and physical care to older adults whether at home or in a residential community. Technology can find solutions to daily problems that family caregivers might face. Here are some ways Technology has provided assistance: 1. TRACKING With the use of technology, caregivers are able to keep track of what those they […]

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The Effects of Gifts on Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid is a healthcare program designed to help individuals with limited income and assets afford needed medical care. Importantly, Medicaid covers long-term healthcare services such as nursing home costs and costs for at-home personal healthcare. Because Medicaid is intended to benefit those with limited income and assets, there are strict eligibility requirements based on income […]

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Conservatorships and How to Avoid Them

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If a person becomes mentally or physically handicapped and can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, his or her loved ones may consider a guardianship or a conservatorship whereby a guardian would make decisions concerning the physical person of the disabled individual, and conservators make decisions about the finances. Typically, […]

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