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Social Support As A Person Ages

Social Support As A Person Ages

As a person ages, social support of relatives and friends decline due to death or illness of loved ones, and children moving far away. Most people do not choose isolation over the pleasure of being with those they love or enjoy. Support from others can be important in reducing stress, retaining physical health and keeping at bay feelings of depression and anxiety.

Nursing Home Survival Guide

Nursing Home Survival Guide

Your loved one has been admitted for long term care in a convalescent home. You are sad, and apprehensive, and worried about how it will work out. There are numerous stories from friends and relatives about their experiences, some good, some bad. What should you do?

Who in The Family is Liable for Nursing Home Bills?

Who in The Family is Liable for Nursing Home Bills?

When a parent suffers a stroke, or other sudden acute illness, the family is suddenly faced with difficult and costly decisions about where to get care and how to pay for it. But there may be another matter of great concern, and that is who is legally liable to pay for very expensive long term care.

When to Update a Will

When to Update a Will

Clients often ask, "When should I update my will?" A simple answer is "When something happens that makes you very glad, or very sad." That could be the happy long shot of winning the lottery, or the sadness of having a loved one diagnosed with a debilitating disease.

When Siblings Care for Parents

When Siblings Care for Parents

Whenever a parent needs help with daily needs in order to remain at home, the primary helpers or decision makers are usually the children. This is natural, and good, but can often lead to tremendous stress between the siblings.

When Medicare Ends

When Medicare Ends

When a loved one ends up in a nursing home for rehabilitation, the entire family is justifiably concerned about who will pay for that care, because cost of care can easily be $350 per day, and with rehabilitation services, much more.

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