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Changing Views in Alzheimer’s Living Facilities

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Library of Medicine reports the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, accounting for approximately two-thirds of all diagnosed cases of dementia. Alzheimer’s is also one of the most expensive diseases to treat…

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Considerations When Caring for an Aging Parent

It is essential to bring up a parent's aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable. Often, an exploration into a parent’s future thoughts about health, finances, and residential plans can make the difference between…

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Will Medicare Cover Your Long Term Care?

Most people understand that by paying into Social Security throughout their careers, they can receive health care benefits through Medicare starting at age 65.  Individuals under age 65 who qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits are also covered under…

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What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a federal and state funded program that provides long term care coverage to certain individuals who meet specific non-financial and financial criteria. Medicaid, also known as Medical Assistance, has complex regulations that Elder Law attorneys can help a…

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is an important decision and should be carefully considered. It is important for families to take the time to explore nursing home options and to carefully assess the nursing home facilities in…

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New Options in Assisted Living

With changes in medicine, technology, and socioeconomics, it’s no surprise that assisted living is changing, too. The rising cost of assisted living means that some families are looking to new alternatives, while those who consider traditional assisted living have new…

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