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Nov
12
2015

Long-Term Care Insurance

Posted by Danielle Streed

When you think about estate planning,  you think about protecting the assets which you have earned over the course of your lifetime. Included in that planning should be a discussion about long-term care insurance and the protection of your wealth.  Most people think that long-term care will be [Read More...]



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Nov
05
2015

Dying Out of Order

Posted by Danielle Streed

A recent study by Nobel winner Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case show an increased mortality rate for non-Hispanic whites between the ages of 45 to 54.  This increase is predominantly found in those with a high school degree or less.  The increase in the death rate is attributed to drugs, alcohol [Read More...]



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Oct
29
2015

Guardian...Conservator...Power of Attorney...Patient Advocate...Who Are These People?

Posted by Danielle Streed

When it comes to legal terminology,  it can be extremely confusing. Who is a Guardian? Who is a Conservator?  What or who  is a financial power of attorney and what or who is a medical advocate?  All of  these terms are used when talking about family members who are unable to make medical decisions [Read More...]



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Oct
21
2015

Caregiver Agreements ... Family ... Medicaid

Posted by Danielle Streed

When it comes to caring for a family member, many times we just step in and began caring for  that family member without putting much thought into how the care giver is going to get paid or reimbursed.  In many cases the family member is cared for either in their home or within the care giver’s home [Read More...]



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Oct
15
2015

Financial Elder Abuse

Posted by Danielle Streed

When it comes to protecting your family members from elder abuse, you may have to rely on your own efforts to protect an aging parent. Unfortunately, the State of Michigan has not passed any laws protecting seniors from being influenced by a care giver.  The State of Illinois and the State of [Read More...]



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