Can I Protect My Aging Parents?

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As the American population of seniors continues to expand, the need for intentional estate planning becomes more urgent, especially for the children of aging parents.

Do I Have to “Spend Down” Everything to Qualify for Medicaid?

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My spouse is going to have to move to a nursing home. When spending down assets for the sick spouse to qualify for Medicaid, does it have to be done before sick spouse is sent to a nursing home or can it be done even after the sick spouse is admitted to a nursing home?

What are the Signs of Elder Abuse?

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever — and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.

Any Ideas How to Pay for Long-Term Care?

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The costs of long-term care for older adults can be significant. Federal Medicare health insurance benefits do not cover most of these costs. Most people who incur costs for long-term care cover them with a combination of personal savings, long-term care insurance and Medicaid, among other sources.

Which Supplements Should I Take after 50? Are Some a Waste of Money?

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Taking a dietary supplement or two (or five) every day isn’t exactly uncommon. About 70 percent of adults age 60 and older reported taking at least one supplement in the last month — be it a multivitamin or a chocolate-flavored calcium chew. About 30 percent took at least four, research shows.