Health Care Decision Making

What is involved when it comes to an individual’s health care decision making? We heard some disturbing news last night. There was a hospital in Chicago that was trying to compel all COVID 19 patients to sign DNR’s or do not resuscitate orders so that they wouldn’t...

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Your House & Nursing Home

Your House & Nursing Home

Whenever you feel it is time to move to a nursing home, what will happen to your house? Usually you do not have to sell your home to qualify for Medicaid of nursing home. However, the state may try to file a claim against your house after you die. Because of this...

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Trustee and Beneficiaries 101

Trustee and Beneficiaries 101

Congratulations! You were just appointed to be a trustee / beneficiary. Don't be overwhelmed, or confused. You may ask, "what is a trust?". Another term that has been popularized that you may recognize, "trust fund" it's an arrangement from one person, the trustee,...

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Maintain and Review a Will

Maintain and Review a Will

The creation of a living will may seem like a process that is created once then to be discarded until the final moments of your life. That is false. A living will must be maintained so often that your wealth, and possessions can be properly passed on to loved ones.

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The 5 Ways to Handle the Touchy Topics of Adult Care

The 5 Ways to Handle the Touchy Topics of Adult Care

From childhood into adulthood, our parents take care of us in every aspect. As we mature and become our own person, our parents continue to grow and age. There becomes a time where the roles must be reversed and you must take care of your parents. It may comes across...

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Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Loved Ones

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Loved Ones

The Alzheimer's Association Advises Legal Plans Should be Established so those with Dementia can be Involved in Decision Making About Their Future Care. It eases the strain on families who take care of those with dementia. Every 65 seconds someone in the United States...

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Spending Down Assets on Medicaid

Spending Down Assets on Medicaid

The rules of "Spending Down" assets for Medicaid may seem tricky, but we're here to help you navigate. To qualify for Medicaid, you must make less than an income at or below 133% of the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Applicants for Medicaid can spend down their...

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A Will: What “Will” I Need to make it Valid?

A Will: What “Will” I Need to make it Valid?

Thanks to movies, and TV shows people are to believe that our will is our final words, a note, or a video. What makes a will valid? What exactly is a will? For many states, there are requirements that must be met before it can be valid. What is it? A will is...

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Estate Planning: Terms to Know

Estate Planning: Terms to Know

No one likes to think about one’s own death. However, planning ahead can help your family avoid unnecessary complications, delay, and expense. Understanding the following estate planning terms is the first step toward planning your estate. Presently, Estate planning...

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