Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General Finds Serious Flaws in 20 Percent of U.S. Hospice Programs

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Summary: Hospice care can provide great comfort to beneficiaries and their families and caregivers at the end of a beneficiary’s life. Hospice use has grown steadily over the past decade, with Medicare paying $16.7 billion for this care in 2016. It is an increasingly important benefit for the Medicare population; 1.4 million beneficiaries received hospice care in 2016. However, OIG has identified vulnerabilities in the program. Source/more: HHS, Office of the Inspector General   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…

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Caregiver Depression Tied to More ER Visits for Dementia Patients

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Dementia patients may go to the emergency room more often when their caregivers are depressed, a recent study suggests. Source/more: Reuters   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 office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection….

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Trump’s Efforts to Rein in Drug Prices Face Setbacks

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The Trump administration’s plan to lower prescription drug prices hit two major obstacles this week. Source/more: New York Times   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 office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder…

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Economic Recovery Has Not Reduced Pension Debt for Many States

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Every state pension system experienced investment losses during the 2007-09 Great Recession, but not every state has rebounded equally in the recovery, new research by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows. Source/more: Pew Charitable Trusts       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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You Are Not Alone – Answers To Your Questions In The Book

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What is the most important legal tools every Alzheimer’s patient MUST have? – 30 Which legal too should every Alzheimer’s patient have? (Hint: Get it now while you still can!) – see page 30 There are two types of “Power of Attorney.” Do you need both and what happens if you don’t have them? – see page 30 Who will make your end – see page of – see page life decisions? (Hint: One easy document gives you ultimate control.) – see page 32 What’s the difference between a will and a trust and why should you care? – see…

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You Are Not Alone – Answers To Your Questions In The Book

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Get vital prudent planning for the future after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis – see page 20 Do you know ALL your options for Alzheimer’s care? (Hint: There may be more hope and help than you think!) – see page 20 How would you feel if ALL your options for Alzheimer’s care were quick to find and easy to use? – see page 20 3 Pitfalls of hiring home – see page health caregivers without an agency – 21 6 reasons an agency may be the safest source for hiring home health caregivers – see page 21 3 conditions required for Medicare…

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You Are Not Alone – Answers To Your Questions In The Book

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How to get the correct legal solutions for peace – see page of – see page mind planning after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis – see page 9 How to avoid destructive choices because of inaccurate or out – see page of – see page date online information – see page 9 Will you fall victim to inaccurate or outdated online information that destroys peace of mind for your family? – see page 9 Alzheimer’s diagnosis? Get up – see page to – see page date, accurate information in the right hands at the right time – see page 9 After the…

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You Are Not Alone – Find Answers In The Book

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Are you having difficulty finding the answers you want and the solutions you need? – see page 6 Are you a caretaker or patient with Alzheimer’s who is out of your depth and sinking fast? (Find real help in this book.) – see page 6 What if there were a service program just for Alzheimer’s patients and care givers? (Hint: there is!) – see page 6 Are you lost in the maze of the government and private providers? (Hint: This book shows a way to navigate easily to get all the help you need.) – see page 6 Are you…

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NADRC Webinar on Financial Capacity for People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers

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The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) is holding a webinar as a part of their series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living. The webinar – Financial Capacity for People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers – will be held Tuesday, August 6th at 2:00pm ET.  The nature of dementia makes it incredibly important for people living with dementia, caregivers, and family to plan ahead. As dementia progresses, a person living with dementia will lose the ability to manage care and finances. Planning can include identifying health care and service options, determining how to pay for care, and…

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You’re Not Alone – Living With Alz. Disease

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Get sound legal advice to protect yourself, your assets and your loved ones – see page 1 How to make smart decisions and avoid costly mistakes about your care and finances – see page 1 You should read this book if you want to maintain maximum control of your life after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis – see page 2 Were you diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Do you want help navigating the minefield of choices? – see page 2 Confused by online information about Alzheimer’s disease? Get the correct information quickly and easily in this book – see page 3 Does your…

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