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Protecting your child’s inheritance

Estate planning for the future inheritance of your children and grandchildren should include protective measures to keep assets from disappearing or being claimed by a creditor.

Digital Technology Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions and Enhance Quality of Care

MedicareThe information or digital technology age is rapidly transforming our everyday lives. Everyday smartphones, tablets, and other web-enabled devices allow us to communicate seamlessly.

Social security at risk

According to a recent government report, available here, Medicare and Social Security are at risk of insolvency

The Future of Healthcare

In June, The Hill hosted a Future of Healthcare Summit to address critical issues in healthcare, from the Medicare for All proposals made by Democratic presidential hopefuls to the opioid crisis. Speakers included policymakers, health officials, and

A Closer Look at Retirement Savings Statistics

It is all over the media that nearly half of Americans aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k) according to the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Long Term Care Myths

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning age 65 today will have a 70 percent chance of requiring some long-term care (LTC) service and support during the remainder of their life.

Dementia Diagnoses Impacts Where Seniors Choose to Live

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report acknowledging that from 2000 to 2017 deaths in the US that have dementia as an underlying cause has more than tripled.

Dementia is a significant health challenge

Somewhere in the world, every three seconds, someone is being diagnosed with dementia.

How Elder Law Attorneys Can Help Seniors and Their Loved Ones

Many aging Americans depend on family members or friends to help manage their financial, health, and other affairs during retirement and beyond. They often believe that their family members will be able to take care of any issues that arise. While co

Medicaid Researching Social Determinants of Health

It should come as no surprise that where we are born, grow, live, work, play, and age can have a dramatic impact on our health. Over the last ten years, creating social and physical environments that promote good health for all has been a top priorit

A simple blood test can check for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms emerge

Alzheimer's disease is becoming more prevalent among aging Americans, and there are more aging Americans than ever before.

Startup companies designing user-friendly technologies for seniors

It is projected by the US Census Bureau that in the year 2050 there will be 458 million Americans of which 92.1 million will be 65 or older. Senior Americans will constitute slightly over 20 percent of the population as a whole if these projections a

Technology to aid the oncoming tsunami of people living with dementia

A study by The Lewin Group of Falls Church, VA for the Alzheimer's Association is predicting a skyrocketing number of Alzheimer's incidence and prevalence.

Autism in America

World Autism Awareness Day falls on April 2nd each year and is part of the larger World Autism Month observance. The observance includes hundreds of thousands of landmarks, homes, and buildings worldwide being swathed in light blue to recognize peopl

A New Day for “blue water” Navy Veterans

During the Vietnam War (1962-1975) the United States military, as well as the Republic of Vietnam, used defoliants for tactical purposes to reduce cover for enemy forces,

The changing landscape of memory care

Projected demographics indicate that memory care is about to become a booming market of opportunity for facilities and their construction that tend to developing specialized memory care needs. While some facilities are stand-alone solutions for

Planning for children with special needs

Estate planning requires specialized planning when you have a child with special needs. Looking to the future as to how your child will be able to function in the world as they age is particularly tricky to assess. What is the child’s long term

US Justice Department elder fraud sweep

In the largest ever nationwide elder fraud sweep the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified more than 260 defendants in fraud accounting for more than 750 million dollars. In each case, the defendants allegedly engaged in financial tactics

Medicaid Matters: Plan for When Your Ill Spouse Leaves Home

You may see it coming: Much as you want to and hard as you try, you just can’t take care of your ill spouse at home any more. At this emotionally difficult time, the last thing you need is the stress of not knowing where to find the money to pay

Federal Judge Declares the Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

On December 14, 2018, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal tax law.The opinion, by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, overturn