A Living Will: An Easy Way to Plan for the End of Life

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The adage that “people don’t plan to fail – they fail to plan” is a well worn cliche, but it’s also very true. Failing to plan properly can not only lead to plenty of heartbreak and problems at the end of life as well.

Many people familiar with the term living will, but they might not completely understand what it means. There are standard wills, in which a person makes known where assets should be distributed after his or her death; ...

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The Wonderful World of Home Care:  Remain At Home’s Innovative Vision for Taking Care of Seniors

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Let me begin this article with the well-known The Wizard of Oz quote:

“There’s no place like home.”

In all my years of working with seniors, I’ve only met a handful who were adamant about being put in a skilled nursing facility (and their primary reason was that they didn’t want to be a burden to their loved ones). Fair to say, placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a traumatic experience for all involved. The truth ...

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Caregivers: Do Unto Others

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An astounding statistic was recently released by AARP: Some 42 million Americans between the ages of 40-60 are caring for older adults, in many cases, their parents. Of this group of “unprofessional caregivers” roughly 60 percent are spending an average of 10 hours per week providing “hands-on” support.

Here’s the real kicker: The remaining 40% of adult children devote a whopping 40+ hours a week to the complete medical guardianship of their parent(s), with the primary goal of eliminating the possibility ...

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