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How to Prepare Seniors with Dementia for a Hurricane

This article is based on a conversation by Kim Hegwood, managing attorney for Hegwood Law Group, and Dale Libby, Chairman and CEO of the Brazoria County Gathering Place Interfaith Ministries. For the full conversation on this topic, view the Life…
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Long-Term Care Facilities Required to Request Guardianship Orders

When a loved one becomes mentally or physically incapacitated and unfit to care for themselves on their own it is a devastating issue that their families have to go through. When this happens, family members and loved ones can legally…
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Professor Researching the Brain to Find Location of Financial Competency Issues

The National Institute on Aging has announced that scientists are now using magnetic resonance imaging of the brain to examine those parts associated with money managing abilities. Because aging makes seniors more vulnerable with financial decisions, those with Alzheimer’s or…
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Look out: Medicare Changes on the Way!

Can you believe that Social Security’s 60 million-plus beneficiaries are scheduled to get a miniscule 0.2% cost-of-living adjustment next year? In addition, some Medicare recipients could be in line for some steep premium increases, according to the annual trustees reports…
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Personal Finance Myths Debunked!

You want to prosper by following tried-and-true principles of effective wealth creation and asset management—not myths passed down from older generations or heard around the office water cooler. Kiplinger’s “8 Urban Myths of Personal Finance” unravels several urban legends of…
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Planning Ahead for Medicaid

The good news is that you’re going to live a long life. The bad news is that you may face the difficult transition of requiring nursing home care without having the assets to pay for this. If you have no…
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Exploring Long-Term Care

The Huffington Post says that more than 40% of people over age 65 need care in a nursing home for some period of time. The article, “What is Long Term Care?”, quotes the National Institute of Health (NIH), which states…
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Can You Believe That 10,000 Baby Boomers Turned 65 Today?

While most baby boomers in their 60s are healthy, many Americans will have health issues when they reach their 70s. With sicknesses like cancer and Alzheimer's disease striking later in life, most Americans will require long-term care at some point.…
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Hedge Your Bets with Long-Term Health Care Planning

Long-term care planning is something most Americans fail to do for themselves or for their loved ones. This can put adult children in a position of feeling helpless and lost when the time comes to make arrangements for their parents'…
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The Three Top Fears in Retirement

Baby boomers have begun to think about several concerns as they prepare for retirement. A recent survey found that of the top fears of workers nearing retirement, these three were the ones keeping people up at night. The Motley Fool's…
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