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Long-term care or nursing home?

By Linda T. Cammuso People generally recognize the importance of long-term care and nursing home planning — just not always when it comes to themselves or their loved ones. Many people live in denial that they would ever face that situation. As an estate planner, I often meet people from the “it-can-never-happen-to-me group,” who have […]

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Steps to take to plan for long-term care needs

By Cathleen Summers Statistics can be sobering, particularly when we are talking about long term care. According to a January, 2005 AARP article entitled A Report to the Nation on Independent Living and Disability, the lifetime probability of becoming disabled in at least two activities of daily living or of being cognitively impaired is 68 […]

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Bay State receives $1.7 million to help consumers navigate long-term care options

““We know how difficult it can be for individuals and caregivers to deal with a sudden illness or chronic disease while at the same time trying to navigate through a complex health care system to figure out where to go to get appropriate help.”

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When is a dementia sufferer ready for a long-term care facility?

When the caregiver can no longer cope with the physical and mental demands of caregiving, he or she should first consider support services.

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New help to pay for long-term Care

The new health care reform law introduces a new type of voluntary long-term care insurance to help individuals remain in their homes if they become disabled or sick.

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