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Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak on the critical topic, The Decisions A Health Care Proxy May Make On Your Behalf. I’ve written several times about legal documents and selecting an executor and agent. While researching for the presentation, I came across valuable information on the American […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

My wife, Gina, and I are in year five of owning and running a home care agency, and we’ve experienced firsthand the pain of families struggling to pay for it. After Gina and I helped managed care for my mother, Emily, as she transitioned into an assisted living facility near our home, we knew we […]

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Tips for Selecting the Right Skilled Nursing Facility

Tips for Selecting the Right Skilled Nursing Facility

Staff ratios, certifications, therapists on-staff . . . there are so many factors to consider when having to choose a nursing facility. Most importantly, does the site provide quality care? Below we walk through the challenges, the types of facilities, and what to look for, as you look to select the long-term care facility that […]

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Don’t Expect Medicare to Pay for Long-Term Care

Don’t Expect Medicare to Pay for Long-Term Care

A recent survey funded by The SCAN Foundation found close to four in 10 Americans, age 40+, believe Medicare and Social Security will pay for long-term care. The need for continuing care services and support to assist with activities of daily living will increase as the population ages. The group will require help with cooking, […]

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