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Nasty, Brutish & Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare

A psychologist with years of experience treating nursing home residents reveals the bureaucratic and sometimes heartless world behind the cosmetic facades of places with names like "Pleasant Manor," and reflects on how care at the end of life could be made more humane.

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Can't Afford a LTC Insurance Policy? Consider Cutting the Length of Coverage

Most people can't afford to buy a gold-plated long-term care insurance policy that offers a large daily benefit ...

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Georgia ElderLawAnswers Member Attorney Wins Fiction Writing Contest

ElderLawAnswers member attorney Kimberly Harris has won the State Bar of Georgia’s annual fiction writing contest. 

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Making the Golden Years Golden

As we age, new issues confront us -- from where to live to who can provide care to how to avoid scams. This book addresses these issues and offers practical advice and tips to help navigate the senior years.

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New Rules Make It More Difficult to Get a Reverse Mortgage

The federal government has tightened the rules regarding reverse mortgages, making it harder for some seniors to get these types of mortgages and reducing the amount of their home’s value that they can tap.

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New Yorker Cartoonist Lauds Elder Law Profession in Interviews About Her Book

The popular New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has created a graphic memoir of coping with her parents' final years, titled "Can't We...

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How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicai...

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Senior Cohousing: A Retirement Alternative

Seniors want to remain at home as long as possible, but with family spread out all over the country, it isn't always easy to do so...

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