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Nursing Home Contract May Be Costly To ‘Responsible’ Family Members

Federal law prohibits a nursing home from requiring a third party to guarantee payment as a condition of a resident’s admission. Don’t be tricked.

05/29/2014

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Considering Long Term Care Insurance

Long term care policies are far from standard, and they differ in significant ways. Here are some critical considerations.

03/19/2013

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Getting Old Is Depressing

It is not something that we like to think about but fear of aging and the possible loss of self control can lead to serious depression.

11/08/2012

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Downsizing Your Senior Life

Everyday, 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday, according to government statistics, and as they age, so do their parents.

05/13/2012

(David Goldenberg.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 1: When It’s Time

When is the right time to get your elderly parents to downsize their lives and prepare for a new way of living?

05/03/2012

(A garage full of "stuff" can accumulate over many years but won't fit into a one- or two-bedroom apartment.  File photo)

Part 2: What Not To Keep

If your parents have decided to downsize from the family home, chances are that a lot of their furniture and other stuff won’t fit in the new, smaller place.

05/03/2012

(Entrance sign at The Quadrangle, an assisted living facility in Haverford, Pa.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 3: The Big Day

There are ways to make move-in day a lot less painful.

05/03/2012

(To assist elderly residents who no longer drive, many facilities provide transportation to and from shopping, dining, and events.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 4: The Next Phase of Life

“It’s like going to a college campus for the first time. They’re the new person on the block and they’re afraid they won’t be accepted.”

05/03/2012

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