• Report Finds Lack of Government Oversight of Assisted Living Facilities

    The government is spending billions to fund assisted living services through Medicaid, but government oversight and regulation of assisted living facilities is lacking, according to a new government report.

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  • A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age

    Are you ready for old age?  This essential and empowering guide addresses the important issues and points reders to a myriad of resources to help them plan for the realities of aging.  

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  • When #metoo Meets I’m Sorry

    When it comes to youngsters, we accept apologies for bad behavior.  We’ll forgive them for tipping over a lamp while they’re wrestling.  We talk to them about the bad behavior and use the incident as a life lesson.  How about later on, though?  Do we accept apologies when our spouse does something stupid?  Okay, maybe […]
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  • Estate Planning and Retirement Considerations for Late-in-Life Parents

    Older parents are becoming more common, driven in part by changing cultural mores and surrogate motherhood. Steve Martin, Billy Joel, and Janet Jackson are some examples. But later-in-life parents have some special estate planning and retirement considerations.

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  • Home Health Care Patients With Chronic Conditions Are Having Trouble Getting Medicare

    Medicare is supposed to provide up to 35 hours a week of home care to those who qualify, but many Medicare patients with chronic conditions are being wrongly denied such care, according to Kaiser Health News.

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  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll

    Shake, Rattle, and Roll is the title of the Bill Haley hit from the fifties, but it could be so much more.  It could also be a tactic to fend off an attack or even, to save your life.  Recently, I assisted in teaching a class of twenty-eight women on self-defense.  We taught the women […]
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  • Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Going Down in 2018

    While long-term care insurance costs are up in general, some policies are going down in 2018, according to the 2018 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, an industry group.

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  • Am I Too Old to Be “#MeToo”?

    One of my dearest clients was in my office last week to discuss some financial planning, and as we began, she started crying.  She had recently read one of my blogs and she’d also taken one of my self defense courses.  As I pushed the tissue box towards her, I asked her in a muted […]
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  • What Happens When a Nursing Home Closes?

    A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. While there may not be much that can be done to prevent a closure, residents do have some rights.

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  • How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

    While most of the new tax law has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers, including changes to the estate tax and 529 accounts.

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