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How to Pay for Assisted Living

Assisted living rent can vary from $2,000 to $5,000 monthly. Depending on what type of care your loved one needs, assisted living can be the most affordable solution when compared to a nursing home ($5,000 to $10,000 or more per…

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How to Use a Personal Property Memorandum

Family members often end up arguing over mom or dad’s favorite items when that parent dies. Arguments can take place over things like a coffee mug, a piece of jewelry or a painting. These types of arguments can be eliminated…

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Blended Families and Adequate Estate Planning

Couples often bring children into a marriage from a prior marriage or union and then have children together. This is often referred to as a blended family. Blended families highlight the need for careful estate planning to make sure the…

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Gift Tax

All You Need to Know About Gift Taxes

The gift tax is a tax on the transfer of assets, cash or property, to another without receiving something of equal value. The asset has to be of a certain value for the tax to apply; otherwise, it falls under…

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What This New Decade Means for Baby Boomers

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public.…

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Social Security

The Rules of Social Security Disability Income

Anyone can become either temporarily or permanently disabled. Some projections are estimating that Americans in their 20s today have an approximate 30 percent chance of experiencing a disability profound enough to cause them to miss three or more months of…

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Virtual Care

The Rise of Virtual Care in Senior Living Markets

For care providers and aging seniors in the information age, the future is now.  While still with some challenges, adoption of virtual care as a standard in senior living and aging services has become a fully integrated and accepted practice…

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Medicare

How Medicare is Modernizing

Many seniors who are financially stable and choosing to age in place already have a “smart” home employing the sorts of technology that can prolong their independent living circumstances. Family caregivers are freer to move about their daily lives knowing…

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Alzheimer's

The Hidden Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease

When policymakers consider the costs of dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, they consider both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs, in this instance, are the medical and social/non-medical care costs related to dementia; on average, expenses included $273 per month spent…

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