Top 3 Advancements to Help Seniors Stay at Home: “No Thank You, Nursing Home”

"Getting old is not for sissies" goes the quote. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges people face as they age is a seemingly inevitable and impending change to their living situation, whether it be due to health concerns, … [Read more...]

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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...]

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Survey Shows Some Nursing Homes May Bill For Services Not Provided

A recent Washington Post article concludes that many nursing homes have been “up-coding” billing for care of residents for years, meaning that some nursing homes sometimes bill a resident more than they should be billed by using a … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Helping Your Older Parents Stay Happy and Healthy

by Robert Stall MD, GeriatricianIf 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...]

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Planning for Long-Term Care (Part 3)

In Part 1 of this series I outlined the necessity to create a good Long Term Care Plan and in Part 2 I discussed the three most essential documents found in that plan.The first essential document is a General Power of Attorney … [Read more...]

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Connectedness: a Key Factor in Wanting to Remain Home

One of the common myths is that a majority of the 60+ population pack up their belongings and moves to warmer climates as they age. According to AARP’s 2006 report, "Aging, Migration, and Local Communities: The Views of 60+ … [Read more...]

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