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Preparing For Health Care Costs in Retirement
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Preparing for Health Care Costs in Retirement

There is a simple and unsettling reality in the United States. Many Americans don’t feel financially prepared for health care costs in retirement.

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Can I Revoke a Power of Attorney?
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Should You Worry about Medicaid Estate Recovery?

Medicare is designed to help pay for healthcare costs for seniors once they turn 65. While it covers a number of healthcare expenses, it doesn’t apply to costs associated with long-term care in a nursing home.

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Home and Community-Based Services
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Protect Your Estate from Nursing Home Costs

No one wants a nursing home but the longer we live, the higher the chance we may need a nursing home at the end of life.

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Can I Revoke a Power of Attorney?
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How to Tell If Mom or Dad Need Caregiving Help

When you are visiting family members, you have an opportunity to evaluate how they’re doing in terms of health, safety and quality of life. Any of these five red flags may indicate that your loved one needs more support.

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Can I Revoke a Power of Attorney?
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How to Plan for Spouse’s Medicaid

When a spouse enters a nursing home, the cost of care can be financially devastating. Many families are simply unable to afford long-term care without applying for Medicaid.

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When A Power of Attorney Is Not Sufficient
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When A Loved One Is Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Obviously, the first step is to work with your doctor to slow the progression. However, there are legal steps you need to take as quickly as possible.

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Scary Retirement Statistics
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Caregiving For A Parent

More than 53 million Americans are unpaid caregivers for family members. The majority are women—often, an adult daughter who lives closest to an aging parent starts out helping with daily activities. As the parent/care recipient requires more assistance, the daughter cuts back on work hours– risking her own financial security.

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Handling Credit Cards After A Loved One's Death
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How Should I Go about Researching Assisted Living Communities in the St. Charles area?

Your aging mom is finding it harder to do the laundry or cook dinner. Dad is more forgetful, and he really shouldn’t be raking the leaves out in the front yard anymore. The time is coming when your parents are going to need help with daily living. That means you need to start looking for the right place for them to live.

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