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The Top Ten Scams Targeting Seniors in 2019

Older adults have always been a popular target for con artists and scammers. They tend to be well-mannered, hesitant to shut the door in someone’s face or hang up the phone on a persistent caller. And there is a reason that those trying to part sen… Read More
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The Medicaid Child Caretaker Exception

As you age, there’s an increasing chance that you may need long-term care in a nursing home or other facility. When you do, there’s also a chance you may need the help of Medicaid to pay for it; most people can’t afford to bear the high cost of… Read More
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Elder Law Month 2019

It’s May! The snow has finally melted away, spring has well and truly sprung, and, of course, it’s National Elder Law Month. We don’t mark Elder Law Month with pageants and parades, but we do mark it—and we hope you will, too. As always, a br… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Surprising Facts About Aging in America

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” -Maurice Chevalier Most of us have heard, or made, jokes to this effect: that aging is awful, but at least it’s better than being dead. And The Who (most of whom didn’t get their wis… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

What is Cognitive Screening, and Who Needs It?

What would you say if you found out that your doctor completely skipped a recommended part of your annual wellness visit? If you’re over 65, there’s a pretty good chance that she did. And chances are, you didn’t even notice, much less say anyth… Read More
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The Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Every person with Alzheimer’s is unique, and each person has their own experience of this disease. That said, most people progress through seven stages, and it can be helpful for loved ones to understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Un… Read More
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Choosing an Agent for a Power of Attorney

There’s a fun new game on the market that involves teams of players pretending to be spies, trying to guess the code names of “secret agents” via clues given by a teammate. The players need to pay close attention; choosing the wrong agent could… Read More
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What to Do if Your Identity is Stolen

We live much of our lives online: socializing with friends, paying bills, playing games, making purchases. Even our offline lives have digital components, like electronic records at our doctor’s offices and scanned credit card purchases everywh… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law, Finances

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019: What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again! No, not the holidays—Medicare open enrollment. What exactly is Medicare open enrollment? It’s a period each year (October 15-December 7) during which Medicare users have the opportunity to reassess their co… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law, Medicare

Changes to VA Improved Pension Rules

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has put in place changes to their rules around eligibility for non-service connected veterans benefits. These rules, which took effect on October 18, 2018, affect issues such as net worth limit, divestmen… Read More
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Categories: Veterans Benefits

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