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LGBT Marriage Ruling Brings New Planning Choices

LGBT married couples can now celebrate another important victory in their fight for equal rights.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to let the appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states stand, clearing the … [Read more...]

The Status of Medicare on it’s 49th Birthday

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Medicare, the federal health insurance program for 53 million people ages 65 and better and those with permanent disabilities, helps to pay for hospital and physician visits, prescription drugs, and other services. Last year, … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Treatment: Non-Drug Therapies That Can Help

There are treatments available now that most families coping with Alzheimer's or other dementia never hear about that can significantly improve their quality of life. Called non-pharmacologic therapies (NPTs), these treatments do … [Read more...]

Health Care Reform Act: Good News for Seniors

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has released a report that demonstrates the benefits senior citizens are expected to receive as a result of new health care reform. The average senior … [Read more...]

Timeline Provides Understanding, Guidance to Complicated Health Care Laws

For those interested in understanding health care reform (in particular, the Affordable Health Care Act), government website Healthcare.gov provides a timeline that is user-friendly and informative. Below, I will highlight some of … [Read more...]

Important Medicare Change: Patients No Longer Need to Show Progress to Receive Nursing Coverage

Medicare coverage of short-term rehabilitation in a nursing home is about to undergo a major policy change, resulting in beneficiaries with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s … [Read more...]

Important Medicare Change: Patients No Longer Need to Show Progress to Receive Nursing Coverage

Medicare coverage of short-term rehabilitation in a nursing home is about to undergo a major policy change, resulting in beneficiaries with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s … [Read more...]

Planning for Long-Term Care (Part 4)

The most important thing that you can do in planning for future contingencies is to act now. The future may hold limited resources or health problems for you and either one of these may prevent you from taking care of the things … [Read more...]

Planning for Long-Term Care (Part 1)

Are you one of the millions of Americans over age 50 who has not yet started planning for long-term care? As financially responsible adults, most of us are prepared for some unexpected disasters – we pay for health and property … [Read more...]

“Extra Help” Benefit for Seniors with High Prescription Expenses

It is no secret that medicine can become very costly as we age – especially as the prescriptions we are told to take by our doctors begin to increase in number. When no generic version of a drug exists yet, the costs are even … [Read more...]