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Confronting an Aging and Unsafe Driver

Driving is a symbol of independence in our culture, and those who drive want to be able to do so as long as they can. 

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The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

While residents of nursing homes have no fewer rights than anyone else, the combination of an institutional setting and the disability that put the person in the facility in the first place often results in a loss of dignity and the absence of proper care.

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ElderLaw 101

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities are a housing option for people who can still live independently but who need some assistance.

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What a Good Long-Term Care Policy Should Include

As nursing home and long-term care costs continue to rise, the Deficit Reduction Act has made it more difficult to qualify for Med...

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Most Caregivers Are Now Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

Become familiar with the federal government's rules regarding minimum wage and overtime protections for home health care workers.

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Checklist: Hiring a Home Care Provider

Most people prefer to be cared for in their home rather than a nursing home, but finding a home care provider for you or a loved one can be daunting.

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Checklist: Choosing an Assisted Living or Continuing Care Facility

Checklist of questions for assisted living and continuing care communities.

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A Trip to the Hospital May Put Assisted Living Residents on Medicaid at Risk of Eviction

Assisted living facility residents on Medicaid are at risk of eviction if they leave the facility, even for a temporary hospitaliz...

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