How Can I Get My Mom the Aid She Needs?

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Is the Advantage plan a Good Choice?

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End-of-Year Tax Planning Considerations

As the New Year approaches, taxpayers around the nation are thinking about making gifts or other financial moves before January 1 that will benefit them come April 15, 2010. Here are some year-end considerations of particular interest to seniors. A Reprieve on RMDs Last year, as the stock market plunged and the economy teetered on…

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Long Term Care for Senior Veterans

In the year 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to honor those Veterans who served during World War I. On November 11, 1954, Armistice Day was proclaimed a legal national holiday and the name was changed to “Veterans Day” to honor all veterans of all wars. Every November 11, ceremonies are…

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Safe Harbor Trusts vs Other Trusts

What is the difference between a safe harbor trust and other trusts? That is one of the basic fundamental things we discuss. A typical trust is a revocable living trust. One of the ways to plan your affairs is to use a revocable living trust. What this trust does is, it allows you to put…

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Proposed Health Care Bill

H.R.3200 Title: To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] (introduced 7/14/2009) Cosponsors (8) Latest Major Action: 7/21/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. SUMMARY AS OF: 7/14/2009–Introduced. America’s Affordable Health Choices…

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Sec 1233. of the Proposed Health Care Bill

H.R.3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (Introduced in House) SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION. (a) Medicare- (1) IN GENERAL- Section 1861 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x) is amended– (A) in subsection (s)(2)– (i) by striking `and’ at the end of subparagraph (DD); (ii) by adding `and’ at the end…

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Putting Home Care in Perspective

The Evolution of Home Care In the first century of our country’s history there was no such thing as nursing homes or assisted living. Society was mostly rural and people lived in their own homes. Families cared for their loved ones at home till death took them. In the latter part of the 1800’s because…

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