Caregiver Corner

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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Changes to the VA’s Eligibility Requirements for Non-Service Connected Benefits

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Effective October 18, 2018, the law regarding VA Eligibility Requirements for a veteran (or spouse) to receive non-service connected benefits changed. This new law regarding the VA’s Aid and Attendance pension benefit imposed a 3-year look back and it established a net worth limit of $127,061 (in 2019), which will increase each year with cost-of-living adjustments. Net worth, […]

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When Seniors Argue: Finding the Cause

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When an older adult becomes argumentative, you may think they’re just getting irritable, but we now know there could be underlying factors that need to be addressed. Age can bring about many challenges, including more arguments. There can be a variety of root causes, including physical and mental conditions. If you are a caretaker or […]

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Avoid Family Burnout During the Holiday Season

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The holidays often mean family time, but can you have too much of a good thing? Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Karen Lawson discusses what you can do to prevent experiencing family burnout. “I would describe family burnout as the feeling of not having satisfactory interactions with family members. If someone is truly experiencing family burnout then […]

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Key Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and begin Medicare coverage. At last, they have health care coverage for life! But what many don’t realize is the array of services they’ll still have to pay for on their own. Despite all the things Medicare covers, it is not a head-to-toe plan. The average couple who retires […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2018

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The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself  By: Alexis Abramson One of the frustrating aspects of being a woman in the “sandwich generation” is feeling underappreciated — feeling like your own needs are not being met while you’re caught in between meeting the needs of both children and […]

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Recommended Reading for August 2018

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The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself By Linda Abbit Linda Abbit, is a veteran of the caregiving industry who shares her advice on how can you fulfill your role as a caregiver without losing yourself. Conscious Caregiver teaches you how to navigate caring for your loved one. […]

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