Senior Care

How Elder Law Can Help You

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How Elder Law Can Help You NCPC, September 18, 2015 | by Lynda Neuenschwander The specialty of Elder Law is becoming more important as our population ages. People are living longer, but in many cases, are not living better.  As a result, the need is growing for specialized legal advice about aging-related issues. First, let’s […]

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Aging: What to expect as you get older

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Aging: What to expect as you get older Posted on Sept. 18, 2006, 7:55 a.m. in Aging When I was pregnant with my children, I found myself glued to the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  It was the “Bible” of pregnancy and everyone I knew had relied on it for guidance.  I looked […]

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving Wondering if it is time to take away the keys? There are a number of issues you should take into account. It would be a lot easier if we could just assign an age when people are no longer safe drivers, but as a group, seniors are relatively […]

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Arthritis Among Seniors

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Arthritis Among Seniors Arthritis affects millions of people of all ages, including children.   From 2010-2012, nearly 50% of adults 65 years or older in the U.S. were told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis in their joints. Although osteoarthritis is the most common form of the disease, there are over 100 […]

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Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease

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Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease There are four activities that can typically reach persons at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about each: Being Visited by a Child It’s a well-known fact that children can reach people with dementia at a deep emotional level that adults […]

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Recommended Reading for February

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Recommended Reading for February How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors By:  Thomas Day Aging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly. Not only do older Americans have to contend with declining income, increased debt and poor investment returns, but they have to deal […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for everyone, especially for seniors. Here is some helpful advice for preventing common winter dangers that the elderly population faces. Avoid Slipping on Ice Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. “Unfortunately, […]

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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical?

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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical? As in any area of consumer spending, knowing what to look for and what strategies to use in arranging for paid care services can often result in saving money. Some strategies such as Medicaid planning allow for preserving the home or relieving the pressure of spending retirement savings. Oftentimes a strategy […]

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Top 5 Problems with Your Estate Plan

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Top 5 Problems with Your Estate Plan What are some unexpected problems that may arise when you leave money to your family upon your death? Heirs recklessly spend their inheritance: Failure to leave your estate to your heirs in a trust means that your family “wins the lottery” upon your death. Your spouse and/or children […]

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Medicare Offers Many Free Preventive Benefits

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Medicare Offers Many Free Preventive Benefits While most seniors heave a huge sigh of relief when they finally qualify for Medicare at age 65, many are unaware of another special bonus: Medicare Part B offers a wide range of preventive benefits, many of which are completely free of charge—thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Free […]

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