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Did I Read That Right? Rates for Long-Term Care Insurance Rose 9% This Year!

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Q. My wife and I like to plan ahead. Unfortunately, both of her parents and three of her aunts died of Alzheimer's, and we want to make sure we are prepared should one of us need long-term care in the future. We are aware of the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is Partnership Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance?

Dear Saki and Alley,I heard about Virginia's Partnership Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance. Can you tell me more about it as part of a Medicaid Asset Protection Plan? Thanks! L.T. Cayre ----- Dear L.T., Virginia’s Long-Term Care … [Read more...]

Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds in Virginia — the Good, the Bad, and the Uncertainty.

Elizabeth was taking her daily exercise walk with her friend, Francine, and the topic of "What will happen to my home when I die?" came up. One of Elizabeth's friends' parents recently passed away and the family was going through … [Read more...]

Government Raises the Bar on Nursing Home Ratings

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Q. My father has dementia and will need skilled nursing care in the near future. There are so many nursing homes in this area to consider, and I have heard differing opinions from friends and family. How can we really know which … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Seniors

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My neighbor, Shirley, meditates every day. She says it helps with several aspects of her health, including retaining memories. Do you know anything about this? Anita Relax --- Dear … [Read more...]

Can Someone Recover from Autism?

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When Tyler was one, his parents began to notice certain behaviors that seemed atypical. He didn't make eye contact or wave hello or goodbye, and he often seemed to be in his own world. As a toddler, he began lining up his toys, … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Can You Deduct a Toupee from Taxes?

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Q. My boyfriend, Richard, became self-conscious about his baldness last year and went out one day and purchased a toupee. We also took in a foster cat, landscaped our property, and installed an in-ground pool to help us stay fit. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can You Claim a Pet as a Dependent?

Dear Baxter, My dog, Rover, is like a child to me.  He is cute, loveable, and playful, and like a human child, relies on me for support. Vet bills, food, cleanup, and repairs caused by damage, have cost a lot of money this past … [Read more...]

Help Someone Else and You Might Go to Jail

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Ray is a loving father and a good friend who enjoys helping others. He helped his son build a deck, assisted his friend in finding a home, and even does his daughter's taxes on Turbo Tax each year. However, when it comes to estate … [Read more...]

Want Free Long-Term Care? Try Medicare Part G.

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Q. Nursing homes are so exorbitantly expensive. There is no way I can afford long-term care for myself, when the time comes, or for my husband, Morty. Is there any way to qualify for free long-term care in this country? A friend … [Read more...]