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Let’s Talk About Dying

I’m a healthy 65-year-old woman, and I’ve been a hospital nurse for decades. Anyway, I have seen a lot of people die, and I have some pretty strong opinions regarding life support. What can I do to ensure my end-of-life wishes are fulfilled when the time comes? What a…
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All, Long Term Care Planning

Do I Need a Guardianship or an Aging Life Professional?

I went home for the holidays to see my mom. She’s a 75-year-old widow who’s always been very independent. I was really surprised when I saw her. She’s lost a lot of weight and her house is really messy. She seems to have given up on life since my…
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All, Estate Planning, Probate

What do I need, a Trust or a Will?

I’m a healthy 59-year-old man, but I know I won’t live forever. I was thinking about getting a Will drawn up, but my friends just got a Revocable Living Trust, and they are saying I should get a Trust instead. What do I need, a Trust or a Will?…
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All, Long Term Care Planning

Smart Steps for Doing Your Own Medicaid Application

Here are some smart steps to take when preparing a Medicaid application: If your loved one has mental capacity, make sure there is a Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney in place. This document is vital for you to gain access to their financial records when you are filling out the…
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