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Oscar the Cat and Other Incredible Therapy Animals

Oscar is a cat who was adopted as a kitten from an animal hospital. Sounds pretty typical, huh? Well, when it comes to cats, Oscar is anything BUT typical. What makes Oscar so extraordinary is that he is a cat with a … [Read more...]

What Happens When a Long-Term Care Insurer Goes Belly Up?

Q. My husband and I are seriously considering long-term care insurance. I read recently, however, that Penn Treaty is facing liquidation, and health insurers across the country are on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  FAQs About Hybrid Insurance Policies

Dear Ribbit, I am considering a hybrid insurance policy, but I have several questions. If I send them to you, can you help me answer them to clarify some things to help me make a decision. Thanks very much! Hy … [Read more...]

Seniors Get SMARTER as They Get Older – How to Retain Your Smarts and Your Memory

Forty year-old Rachel is quite forgetful. She always forgets at least one item when she goes to the supermarket, forgets names (but typically remembers faces), and can’t always tell you what she had for breakfast that day. Eighty … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Rules that the Bare Minimum Isn’t Enough/Planning for an Uncertain Future

Q. My daughter, Hailey, has high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is severely learning disabled, and has a difficult time paying attention in school. We have attended Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: An ABLE Account for a Loved One with a Disability

Dear Angel, I have an intellectually disabled daughter, and I’ve seen a lot of information this month from the ABLE National Resource Center through their #ABLEtoSave campaign. I understand that it’s state run, and that … [Read more...]

Senior Care Robots are Revolutionizing Health Care in Northern Virginia

Imagine this: An 80-year-old woman named Joan lives alone at home. In the past, she has forgotten to take her medicine and she often gets lonely. Rudy, who is about the size of a typical ten-year-old, comes in and reminds her to … [Read more...]