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The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Are you confused about the differences between Medicaid and Medicare and how they can affect estate planning?  If so, you are not alone.  The differences between each of these benefit programs can be confusing and complex.  Read on to learn more about each program and how they can affect your long term care plan. Signed […]

Incapacity Planning

In many ways, planning for incapacity can be even more challenging than planning for end of life.  More so than contemplating death, it is difficult to think about a time when we are alive but unable to communicate our thoughts and wishes to our loved ones.  Unfortunately many people will become incapacitated before they pass […]

Choosing a Caregiver: Gordon and Carol’s Story

Do you have an elderly parent or loved one that needs a caregiver but isn’t receptive to the idea?  These discussions are seldom easy and the course of action isn’t always clear.  Enlisting the help of a caregiver for your loved one as he or she ages is a responsible decision but it can be […]

Long-Term Care Planning

More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some kind of long-term care during their lifetime and 40 percent will require nursing home care.  Since most of us will need long-term care services in the future, it is a good idea to plan ahead and explore your long-term care options […]

Preparing for the Cost of Long-Term Care

As you plan for your senior years, you will need to devise a budget and allocate funds appropriately for your elder care.  If you are planning to rely on Medicare to cover most of your health care expenses, there are some things you should know.  Read on to learn more about elder care financial planning. […]

Long Term Care Planning: Why It’s Important to Start Early

Creating your long term care plan early protects your family and your assets. Avoid having to deal with these difficulties in a time of crisis: plan today so you are ready for what tomorrow brings.