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Baby Boomer Generation is Graying, Elder Abuse Cases On The Rise

Advocates for the elderly in New York are asking for an increased focus on elderly abuse. Jeanne Zieff is a social worker and elder abuse program coordinator for a nonprofit agency, the Community Agency for Senior Citizens, based on Staten

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Your Hospital Admission Status Can Affect Your Medicare Benefits

While hospital patients may not be aware of the distinction between formal admission as an inpatient and mere “observation” as an outpatient, Medicare rules treat those two designations very differently, and that is causing problems for patients, doctors and hospitals.

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Senior Care Services Are A Growing Market

Choosing the right senior care can be an emotionally-fraught decision process. As seniors age into their eighties and beyond, they may need resources that they had not planned for. While more than 80 percent of seniors report that they want

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First Steps: Early Financial Planning for Family Caregivers

According to The MetLife Study, “Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents,” there are so many adults in the U.S. workforce who must take time off work to provide care for their aging

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Elder Care Costs Continue To Rise

The MetLife Mature Market Institute just published an annual survey of assisted living, nursing home, and other elder-care costs. Researchers surveyed elder care facilities throughout the U.S. on cost and levels of care between April and August of 2012 They

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New Breakthroughs in The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

A new home-based computer tool created by Georgia Tech researchers will allow adults to self-screen for early signs of dementia. The software was inspired by a commonly-used Clock Drawing Test, a paper-and-pencil screening tool used to test for cognitive impairment.

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Diagnostic Errors In The ICU May Lead The Death

According to a review by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, more than 40,000 U.S. adults may be dying while in a hospital intensive care unit due to misdiagnosis of their illness by their attending medical team. The study

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The Basics of Estate Planning

There are some standards elements of estate planning that you may want to consider before meeting with your estate law attorney. No matter the size of your estate, large or small, a basic estate plan, which may be as simple

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Exploring the Options of Long-Term Care

Close to 70 percent of people over age 65 need some long-term care; therefore, looking ahead and preparing for the possibility of needing long-term care is prudent, as there is a high likelihood that you or a loved one will

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Changes to Estate Tax Law Expected By the End of this Year

eniors with estate planning needs have a limited time to take advantage of the current estate tax law options. Under the current estate tax law, certain options will disappear by December 31, 2012. The federal estate and gift tax system

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