Freedom News

Archive for May 2012

Models and Payment Options of In-Home Care Providers

Private Duty/Private Pay Services

Private duty/private pay services are usually paid directly by the patient or his or her family members. Long-term care insurance, workers’ compensation and some armed services funding...

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Estate/Trust Planning

Reduced to basics, estate planning is the need for a Will, a Power of Attorney and a Health Care Directive/Living Will in order to assure that your “legal house is in order” at the time of your demise.  In the event the estate is subject to...

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Long Distance Caregiving Tips

Oftentimes, it is easier to deny the fact that our frail elderly parents may need extra care assistance than it is to admit their health may be declining. If you live at a distance, it becomes that much more important to have a plan in place for...

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Loss Squared…Surviving the Death of your Second Parent

The loss of a parent, at any age or stage is sad and traumatic. Usually when we lose our first parent, we are surrounded by friends, family, and rituals to help us manage our grief.

A lot of the ‘tasks’ associated with the death of a...

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Heart Disease Medication Guidelines

Whatever the treatment protocol prescribed, the following guidelines should be kept in mind when taking heart disease medication:

Know the names of the medications and how they work. Know the generic and brand names, dosages and side...

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Senior Home Owners Find Financial Resource in Reverse Mortgages

For many seniors, the equity in their home is their largest single asset, yet it is unavailable to use unless they use a home equity loan. But a conventional loan really doesn’t free up the equity because the money has to be paid back with...

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Eldercare Financial Planning – What You May Not Know Can Cost You!

Allow me to immediately put forth a disclaimer that I have absolutely NO financial background whatsoever!  I have enough trouble balancing my checkbook – and yes, I still actually use a checkbook.

That being said, it is rare that as...

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s

I’ve attended two community events concerning dementia in the last two weeks. The first was a support group for people who are caring for their parents or spouse or siblings who live with dementia. The other was an educational seminar about...

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