How Nursing Homes are Collecting Debts- More Reason to Plan Ahead

Lillian Palermo, a 90-year old retired insurance executive, entered a nursing home after she began experiencing dementia, falls, and surgical complications. Her husband, Dino, who is eight years her junior, visits her every day. … [Read more...]

Would You Want This In Your Advance Medical Directive?

Jerome Medalie can't imagine life with Alzheimer's. And, he has made it known that he doesn't want to be around if he can't “recognize his loved ones” or “articulate coherent thoughts and sentences.” He did so formally and legally … [Read more...]

Stricter Law for Mature Drivers Goes into Effect in VA on New Years

As we age, specific abilities needed to drive safely — such as vision, memory, physical strength, reaction time, and flexibility — may decline. Although some seniors are among the safest drivers on the road, those driving with … [Read more...]

Cool or Spooky? Funerals that Mimic Life

Q. My great aunt, Jane, is not afraid to talk about death. The things she loves most in life, besides family, are the Washington Redskins, playing canasta, and gardening. She often mentions how when she dies, she wants to be … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Plan for Incapacity?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I read a startling statistic that less than a third of the population has completed Incapacity Planning documents. Why don't people plan for incapacity and how can my family begin the process? Justin … [Read more...]

Joan Rivers Death Reminds us to Have End-of-Life Conversation

Q. I am very close with my in-laws, who are both in their late 70’s, and all I want for them (and for everyone I care about) is to live a long happy life.  Unfortunately, the inevitable happens to us all, and when it does happen, … [Read more...]

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