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New PBS Documentary — “The Genius of Marian” — Explores How Alzheimer’s Runs in Families

Pam White and her son, Banker, by Marian Williams Steele. Many people fear that Alzheimer's disease in the family may be passed on to children and grandchildren. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, research has shown that … [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...]

The Reverse Mortgage Saga Part 6: “How One Reverse Mortgage Lender is Helping Americans Stay at Home”

I have chronicled the ups and downs of the reverse mortgage industry for the past five years.  In 2010, I exposed two major problems with the reverse mortgage industry -- the “competency problem” and the “expense problem.” I … [Read more...]

Medicaid Benefits and At-Home Care

When it comes time for a child or parent to begin making plans for the beloved but aging senior in their life, the myriad of choices, paths, options and steps to take can seem endless and overwhelming–so much so that many … [Read more...]

New Medicare out-of-pocket home health care expenses for Seniors on the horizon?

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission suggested Thursday one strategy to cut health care spending; the strategy would force Medicare recipients who receive home health care to pay an out-of-pocket cost.  The proposed cost is … [Read more...]

A Mixed Bag in Virginia: Federal Law Prohibits 2011 Social Security Increases, but Federal Agency Grants Millions to Disadvantaged Groups

As Halloween approaches this year, I can't help but draw an analogy between the nights I spent meandering my neighborhood as a kid looking for handouts, and our current economic times.  I recall my grade-school friends and I … [Read more...]

Reverse Mortgage Rules Changing Again

I've written several times over the years on the topic of Reverse Mortgages.  My first article explained the concept and requirements of a Reverse Mortgage and how seniors can use a reverse mortgage.  My second article, entitled … [Read more...]

Using a Reverse Mortgage to Pay for Home Care

Many of my clients ask me how I feel about reverse mortgages, and even more so this past week because of a favorable story that appeared in last week's Washington Post entitled "Reverse Mortgages are Not the Next Subprime."  This … [Read more...]

Who Was Supposed To Be Watching Grandma?

There is a popular tune played this time of year called “Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer” which relates that Grandma -- after drinking too much eggnog -- went out into the winter cold to get her medication and was run over by a … [Read more...]

Helping Your Older Parents Stay Happy and Healthy

by Robert Stall MD, Geriatrician If you're fortunate enough to have one or both parents still living, you may have noticed a role reversal taking place in your relationship. Remember the days when Mom shuttled you to the doctor … [Read more...]