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What Type of Baby Boomer are You?

Baby boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, make up nearly 30% of the U.S. population. With this group reaching retirement age, new concerns are emerging when it comes to planning for retirement and long-term … [Read more...]

Have a Piece of Cake. . .

It's Medicaid's 50th Birthday!Q.  My son, Sam, turns 50 this year. Besides his birth, I know that something else significant happened in 1965 -- President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicaid into law. I know you help people apply … [Read more...]

Can Family Caregivers Get Compensated?

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 Q. My father, Jack, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and has limited mobility due to other ailments. He currently lives alone at home and needs a lot of assistance. He has been a great dad, always putting my needs before … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis is Rarely Disclosed to Patients

Q. My mother, Lorraine , is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. We think it began ten years ago when she started showing signs, but no one knows for sure. She went to a doctor for physicals every year, and seemed to be in good … [Read more...]

$10,000 a month! Why don’t they take it seriously?

Q. My parents are in their 70's and I am a caregiver for them, while working part-time and raising a family. My father has had Parkinson's for fifteen years and is no longer mobile. My mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. … [Read more...]

Informal Home Care Could Result in Medicaid Ineligibility

Betty Jensen was an elderly woman with dementia, who resided in her home in Muskegon, Michigan. In May 2011, when she needed assistance, her concerned grandson, Jason, acted on her behalf and hired a non-relative, Teresa … [Read more...]

Seniors Should Consider Cruise Ships Rather than Nursing Homes

About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner.  At dinner we noticed a senior lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I also … [Read more...]

How Close Are We to a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Q. I just found out that my favorite Aunt, Norma, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. I was heartbroken at first, but am optimistic that with all the research being conducted, we could be close to a cure. Sure enough, this … [Read more...]

Non-Borrowing Spouses Can Still Face Eviction Due to Previous Reverse Mortgage Rules

Amy (59) and her husband, Frank (66), decided to get a reverse mortgage, sometimes known as an HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage), last summer to supplement Fred's Social Security. Amy was left off the reverse mortgage, due to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Does a 529 College Plan Count as Part of My Assets When Determining Medicaid Eligibility?

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Dear Saki and Alley,I would like to set up a 529 College Savings Account for my granddaughter, Emma. If I need long-term care in the future, will the plan be counted as part of my assets?Thanks for your help!Mona E. … [Read more...]

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