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Wealth Planning and Long-Term Care Planning for Aging Parents

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

If you have the responsibility of taking care of your aging loved ones, this is an extremely common situation that is facing more people in the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation often has children of their own, while they are also helping with the health care management or the costs associated with the loved… Read More »

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What You Should Know About the Rise in Costs of Long Term Care

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Over the course of 2015 and 2016, long term care is on the rise. Long term care refers to any situation in which an individual has suffered an incapacitating event or significant healthcare event prompting a stay in a nursing home or another type of medical assistance. According to surveys from Genworth Financial, in… Read More »

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Caregivers Should Take Care To Get Care Themselves

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Home care People who are willing to become a caregiver to a loved one, regardless of the circumstances, are taking on an awesome responsibility. Consider this set of guidelines offered at Preserve dignity Involve your loved one Promote independence Ask for help Be an advocate Take care of yourself That last guideline might sound… Read More »

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AARP Seeks To Help More Than The Retired

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Talking to employee The American Association of Retired Persons has launched a new service to help people with work issues, which may seem weird since “retired” kind of implies that’s all in the rearview mirror. But for many people are approaching, have arrived at or are past retirement age, no longer working may not… Read More »

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Law Helps Provide Patients With Proper After-Care

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

It made little sense: Treating people in the hospital for serious health problems, only to discharge them without making certain some form of after-care was in place. Now in Virginia and several other states, laws are in place that seek to prevent this revolving-door situation from continuing to exist. The Virginia General Assembly earlier… Read More »

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Article Predicts Technology May Change How People Age

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Technology can’t halt the aging process, but a Huffington Post piece points out that it may change the way people grow older. “Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years,” begins the story by Ann Brenoff ” Mobile devices, wearable gadgets and Internet-based technologies will help… Read More »

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For Retirees, Deciding Where To Live Takes On Major Importance

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

One of the heady joys, or possibly one of the headaches, of retirement is deciding where to live. Once work no longer dictates location, people embarking on the next phase of their lives are free to choose another locale. “Choosing where to live could be the single most important and difficult decision retirees will… Read More »

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Devices Make It Easier To Monitor Mom And Dad’s Activities

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

When adult children live far from their older parents, they’re likely worried about how active mom or dad is being. As the saying increasingly goes, there’s an app for that. “Technology is making it easier for us to monitor our loved ones,” according to a recent story in The Washington Post by Matt McFarland…. Read More »

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Caregiving: Stress, Yes, But Also ‘Joy And Enrichment’

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

There are two sides to the coin of becoming a caregiver for an aging parent, something more and more people are discovering. http://gty.im/138345651 On the one hand, almost everyone would expect this to be enormously stressful, both physically and emotionally. But on the other hand, as pointed out in a recent article on the… Read More »

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Medicare And Veterans Administration Benefits Don’t Work Together

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Veterans trying to decide between using their VA benefits or Medicare can use both, but only to a limited extent, according to the website Medicareinteractive.org. http://gty.im/200559688-001 “You can have both Medicare and Veterans Affairs benefits,” the site states. “However, Medicare and VA benefits do not work together. Medicare does not pay for any care… Read More »

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