Long Term Care Planning

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It

2020-03-17T20:29:28+00:00July 25th, 2014|

Dementia is a general term referring to a broad range of symptoms affecting memory and thinking. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases. Some may use the word “senility” to describe an individual with short-term memory loss, but this is inaccurate, because senility refers to mental [...]

When Dementia Emerges

2020-03-17T20:37:17+00:00July 15th, 2014|

After Mary’s father was admitted to the hospital, Mary visited her mother at home. It wasn’t long before she noticed things weren’t quite right. On the coffee table was a stack of unopened mail and bills, some past due. Her parents had never missed a bill payment! The refrigerator was nearly bare. What had they [...]

The Effect of Long Term Care on Business Owners

2020-12-18T16:26:02+00:00May 6th, 2013|

When a loved one is affected by a long term care issue, every member of the family is affected by that long term care issue. Unfortunately for a business owner, that means his or her employees are affected when one of their employees’ family members has a long term care issue. Recent studies have shown [...]

Veterans Benefits for Long Term Care

2020-03-17T19:04:55+00:00November 23rd, 2011|

  NOTE: We posted this information in November of 2011. AS OF NOVEMBER 2018, THE UPDATED RULES ARE AVAILABLE HERE “ATTENTION VETERANS: Qualifying Veterans May Receive Up to $23,396* per year to help pay for Home Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Adult Day Services, etc.” said an advertisement in a recent addition of the local [...]

How do I avoid paying everything I own to the nursing home?

2018-12-26T21:12:26+00:00November 22nd, 2011|

How do I avoid paying everything I own to the nursing home is a question I am asked by many of my clients either as they begin the process of looking at long term care options, or as a family member begins looking at the long term care process.  While each client’s situation is different, the [...]

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