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December 21, 2012

Assisted Living Facilities

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Assisted living facilities offer basically the same services as board and care homes, but in a more "upscale" and homelike environment. Housing is often in small apartments and there is generally more space, privacy and recreational options. A premium is placed on retaining as much independence in living as possible, and care is more individualized.

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December 20, 2012

Long-Term Care Coverage for Veterans

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides health care benefits to veterans. The plan covers a number of health care services, including preventative services, diagnostic and treatment services, and hospitalization. The VA also offers a number of long-term care options through its health plan. All enrolled veterans are eligible for the following services:

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December 10, 2012

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

Come out to the Marks Street Senior Center on December 20th at 4:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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December 10, 2012

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on December 13th at 4:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information

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November 26, 2012

Fiduciary Responsibilities of Executors, Administrators, Trustees, and Guardians

What is a fiduciary? The word fiduciary comes from the Latin fiduciarius, which means "hold in trust", and derives from the Latin word fides, meaning "faith". It is a legal relationship based on trust where one person, who is in a position of vulnerability, relies on the good faith of another, whose assistance, advice, and protection is sought. Typically, a fiduciary is entrusted to take care of money or other assets for another person.

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November 20, 2012

Holiday Blues: Depression in the elderly

We who are involved in Elder Law have to be vigilant about recognizing the symptoms of depression in our older clients. For one thing, it can affect the care we put in place. This concern becomes even more acute during the holiday season, when the symptoms of depression can become heightened. This is often referred to as the "Holiday Blues". As we spend time with the older people in our families and communities, we should all be on the look out for signs of depression.

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November 19, 2012

Should You Lend Money to Family Members?

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Lending money to family often is not a good idea, say many financial experts, but with interest rates at some of their lowest levels in years, families may find it difficult to resist. Family loans also can be a way to pass on part of the family estate. So if you decide to lend money to a family member, proceed with caution, say certified financial planning professionals. Even with the potential advantages to your child or other relative and yourself, you should treat intra-family loans very carefully. Loans gone sour can create much bad blood in families and could end up in the courts.

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November 9, 2012

Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers

Five signs your parents may needs help: It's easy to know what to do when a parents had a medical crisis: go to the ER. But without the red flags of an emergency, it can be hard to know it there's a health problem that needs attention. Often, there are subtle signs of trouble brewing. - Have your parents lost weight? Unplanned weight loss may indicate a medical condition, such as depression or cancer. Or vision problems that make cooking difficult. Or dental problems that make chewing painful.

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November 5, 2012

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on November 8th at 6:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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