Myths and Facts About Disability Employment: Q&A With a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

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In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Diane Winiarski, the director of vocational rehabilitation at Allsup Employment Services, provides insight on the current state of disability employment in the country. Related: Ten Disability Policy Questions Every Presidential Candidate Should Answer SOURCE/MORE: FORBES For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David…

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New Jimmo Resources Are Available for Appealing Medicare Denials in Nursing Homes

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Medicare coverage of nursing home care depends on a resident’s need for skilled nursing and/or therapy, not the resident’s potential for improvement. Yet many nursing home residents continue to be denied skilled services on the basis of an “Improvement Standard,” which was firmly rejected by the court-approved settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. Read the article. Access the template. For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate…

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Unlocking Housing Wealth for Older Americans: Strategies to Improve Reverse Mortgages

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Despite estimates of a large potential market, use of reverse mortgages in the U.S. is very low, with less than 2 percent of the population age 62 and older holding a reverse mortgage. It is suggested that the market can be improved by offering simple, streamlined product options that target specific consumer segments with demonstrated demand for home equity borrowing.   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit…

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Bill Introduced to Protect Nursing Home Residents Through Background Checks

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  Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) have proposed a new federal law to improve hiring practices at places where many seniors spend their last days. She cited a Senate report detailing widespread problems at nursing homes nationwide and also Buffalo News stories that revealed dangerous conditions for residents at several local facilities. Read the bill.   SOURCE/MORE: BUFFALO NEWS       For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David…

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Virtual Reality Is Helping Seniors Breathe New Life into Old Memories

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  Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers. The same technology that lets users battle monsters in mythical worlds has proven useful for everything from overcoming phobias and practicing surgical procedures to getting a look inside the International Space Station.   SOURCE/MORE: NBC       For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning…

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Facebook Promises Strict Privacy Safeguards as It Rolls Out Preventive-Health Tool

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  Facebook on Monday took a step into preventive medicine, rolling out a new tool to encourage users to get flu shots as well as appropriate cancer screenings and heart health tests. But the success of the new product may depend on whether the social media giant can regain consumers’ trust.   SOURCE/MORE: STAT For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning…

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Taking Hypertension Meds at Bedtime Cuts Health Risks Significantly

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When people take their hypertension medications at bedtime, blood pressure is better controlled during the night and the risk of death or illness due to cardiovascular disease is significantly lowered, a new study suggests. SOURCE/MORE: WASHINGTON POST/KHN For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning…

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Wisconsin Study Shows 3 in 5 people With Down Syndrome Diagnosed with Dementia by Age 55

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  Not so many years ago, people with Down syndrome rarely survived to middle age. Many died young due to heart problems associated with the congenital condition. Today, advances in treatment have allowed them to live longer, healthier lives. But these advances have also revealed a previously unknown characteristic of the condition: increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and at younger ages than people without Down syndrome.   SOURCE/MORE: EUREKALERT   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate…

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California Fires and Outages Put Seniors With Disabilities Lives at Risk

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  While the now-nearly 77,000-acre Kincade fire burned in Sonoma, Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to over 2 million people in Northern California over the weekend as dry air and high winds threatened to fuel new blazes.   SOURCE/MORE: HUFFINGTON POST   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David…

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More Than Half of Seriously Ill Medicare Enrollees Struggle with Bills

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  More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.   Access full article (requires payment to view).   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning…

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