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Disinheriting a Relative Can Be Complicated

You may feel that you have given one child more during your life, so he or she should get less in your will.

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Make Sure Your Plan Beneficiary Choices Are Up to Date

Many people periodically update their wills or other estate plans, but don't remember to update who will receive distributions from their retirement plans.

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The Ethical Will: Making Room for Your Voice

In medieval times, Jewish men wrote letters to their sons, passing on guidelines for living a worthy life.

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Older Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Alzheimer's Facility, Court Rules

The point of buying long-term care insurance is so you don't have to worry how to pay for a nursing home (or other types of long-t...

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Medicare's Observation Policy Comes Under Scrutiny

Medicare is launching a pilot program to determine whether relaxing its payment rules can help patients who require nursing home c...

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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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New Approach Reduces Unwanted Medical Treatments at End of Life

Nursing home patients are less likely to be subjected to unwanted medical interventions or hospitalizations under a program ...

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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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