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Legal DIY Web Sites Are No Match for a Pro, Consumer Reports Concludes

After road testing three leading Web sites that help you create your own will, power of attorney, and other important legal docume...

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Elderly Losing Homes for Owing a Few Hundred Dollars in Back Taxes

In what a new report is calling “a second nationwide foreclosure crisis,” homeowners, particularly the elderly, ....

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Low Interest Rates Force Long-Term Care Insurance Prices Up

Prices for long-term care insurance policies jumped between 6 and 17 percent in the past year, according to an industry survey ..

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ElderLawAnswers Attorney Wins Landmark Settlement in Medicaid Case

The settlement of a class action lawsuit in Maryland clarifies when nursing home residents do not have to contribute to the cost o...

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'Who Moved My Dentures?'

The general perception of long-term care facilities is of places to be avoided at all costs.

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ElderLaw 101

Reverse Mortgages: The Basics

Reverse mortgages make it possible for house-rich but cash-poor elders to use their housing equity to pay for home care while they remain in the home, or to use the money for anything else. 

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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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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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