Reasons Why It’s Important to Talk To An Attorney Who Understands the Needs Of Hospice Patients and Their Families

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Hospice is an approach to medical care for patients nearing the end of their life.  The goal is to enhance the quality of life for patients who have a terminal illness.  With that in mind, hospice focuses on pain management and symptom relief while addressing the patient’s emotional, social and spiritual needs-as well as the needs of the family members.  Hospice lets patients and their families share their end-of-life experience with dignity, and in most cases, in the comfort of their own homes. There are often legal issues which arise. There may be decisions to make on how to handle…

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The Aging Driver

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For many, driving is a source of independence and self esteem. The car is the only transportation for most of us. It allows us to operate on our own schedules, get to the doctor’s office, get groceries, pick up the grand kids from school, and participate in all types of recreational activities. To maintain your standard of driving, however, you need to be aware of how physical changes associated with aging can ultimately affect your ability to drive. Often, as we age, our eyesight and reactions change. Does driving make you feel nervous, scared, or overwhelmed? Do you feel confused…

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How To Pay Family Members For Providing Eldercare

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About 40 million people in the U.S. are full or part time caregivers for a member of their family. Two thirds of these caregivers are women and half of these women are working outside the home to provide for their families. Unfortunately these caregivers often have to reduce their working hours or quit their jobs to provide the care that a family member requires. As a result they often lose seniority or a reduction in their retirement or social security benefits because of their decision to leave the workforce. AARP has reported that these family caregivers spend an average of…

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Majority of Americans think government should pay for long-term care

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A majority of Americans believe that the government should be primarily responsible for paying for the long-term care needs of older adults in the future but that the responsibility mainly will fall to the older adults themselves or to their families, according to the results of a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. Fifty-five percent of the 2,524 people polled in December said that, 30 years from now, the government should be mostly responsible for paying for long-term care, whereas 28% said the older adults themselves should be responsible for assuming those costs, and 14% said that family…

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CMS Proposed Rule to Redefine Group Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities Raises Concerns for Resident Care

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  On April 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on fiscal year 2020 payment and policy changes for Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities. Source/more: Center for Medicare Advocacy Access the proposed rule Comment on the proposed rule 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…

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Pelosi Guides House Democrats Down Careful ‘Medicare for All’ Path

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is guiding House Democrats along a narrow path as she seeks to convince party progressives that the idea of providing Medicare for everyone in the U.S. is being taken seriously, while assuring moderates that the House won’t move too far, too fast. Source/more: Bloomberg Related: McConnell Dismisses Medicare for All: Not While GOP Controls Senate   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…

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The Mobile Game That Can Detect Alzheimer’s Risk

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A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer’s – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Source/more: EurekAlert Download the game here Related: More Evidence That Blood Tests Can Detect the Risk of Alzheimer’s   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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Study Finds That 8 Million Middle-Income Seniors Will Struggle to Afford Housing

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More than half of U.S. seniors considered “middle income” won’t be able to afford assisted living and other forms of senior housing a decade from now, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs. 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 Wingate. The Estate…

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House to Vote on Bipartisan Retirement Bill in May

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Thursday that the House is expected to vote in the next few weeks on a bipartisan bill aimed at encouraging retirement savings, as lawmakers and industry groups are hopeful that legislation on the issue can get enacted this year. Source/more: The Hill Read bill summary   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…

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