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Recommended Reading: Extreme Measures

A bestseller on Amazon, Extreme Measures chronicles the experiences of Dr. Jessica Zitter caring for critically ill patients in ICU and guiding them through the dying process. This End of Life phase is the pinnacle milestone of the human journey and yet remains a topic that’s often avoided or undervalued. Informative and inspirational, Dr. Zitter’s

End of Life: What Matters

In his book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande, discusses a current failing of the health care system, which is the lack of emphasis and training in the geriatric field and End of Life care. Dr. Gawande, a public health researcher and surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recounts

Preserving Assets and Transferring Assets to the Next Generation

Older Americans control a large amount of the wealth in this country and have a continued interested in protecting that wealth from loss. Older Americans also want to stretch their assets out as long as possible in order to avoid running out of money well before they die. As Americans age many look for ways

Family Matters

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy states that “more than ever before, families are providing long-term care to older adults with limitations in the ability to perform tasks necessary for independent living. Nearly 25% of American households are providing care to people age 50 years and over. Families are the alternative foundation for

A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home

Faced with soaring health care costs and shrinking Medicare and Medicaid financing, nursing home operators are closing some facilities and embracing an emerging model of care that allows many elderly patients to remain in their homes and still receive the medical and social services available in institutions. Please go to the following URL for the

Is Insurance the Answer to Long Term Care Planning?

A recent USA Today article states that there is an increase in seniors living over the age of 90.  According to author Haya El Nasser “The number of people living to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to almost 2 million and is likely to quadruple by 2050”. Seniors who

Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life? Lack of social support is related to negative impacts on

It Has Been a Year Since We Filed for Aid & Attendance for My Father

It has been a year since we filed for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit for my Father-in-law, John. He is still comfortably situated in his assisted living apartment and receiving good health care from the staff. An important document that our Veteran Consultant let us know about was a form called the “Eligibility Verification

Using Your Home Equity for Long Term Care

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 interest. A reverse mortgage is a risk-free way of tapping

Mesothelioma and Caregiving

By Kelsey Rathbun, Mesothelioma Center Those diagnosed with mesothelioma often find reassurance and help from a support network of family and friends. In many cases, these same family members and friends act as caregivers and offer medical care that is intended to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. The aim is to keep a

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