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Why Aging Adults Need to Start Planning for Long-Term Care Now

Estate planning can be quite stressful, which can lead some people to rush through this critical process. Far too many people overlook long-term care planning when they sit down to plan their estates. They focus on what assets they would like to leave to which family members, while neglecting the potential reality of nursing home costs absorbing that money.

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When to Start Medi-Cal Crisis Planning

Medi-Cal is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Long-term care often creates devastating financial impacts on Americans, particularly the elderly, and for those family members who lose hours of income (and more) while providing care for their loved ones. The Medi-Cal system is still one of the best options to afford long-term care. Medi-Cal crisis planning is a strategy that can help you qualify for Medi-Cal without experiencing financial ruin.

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Will Medi-Cal Take My Home?

People work hard all their lives to own a home, and it is often their most valuable and significant possession. Home ownership is the American Dream. So, when health begins to fail and the need for long-term care arises, we often get this fear-filled question from our clients: will they take away my home?

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The Need for Affordable Long-Term Care in America

The challenges ahead are many as AARP reports that the population age 85 plus, the most likely to need long-term care, will more than triple between 2015 and 2050. Elected leaders must rethink institutional care and its affordability and make improvements while creating innovative long-term care options for those Americans who are aging in place.

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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

Every April, all around the world, the Parkinson's community engages to support awareness of Parkinson's disease (PD), a disease whose cause remains largely unknown although treatment options exist. The goal of raising awareness can help make lives better for people with Parkinson's disease, generate ideas to improve care, educate, and fundraise to help advance research toward finding a cure.

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This Month Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

For the past thirty years, early March marks the beginning of Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injury, often referred to as traumatic brain injury (TBI), can range from mild (commonly called a concussion) to severe and is caused by an impact to the head or the body or by a penetrating head injury.

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ABLE Accounts Create New Investing Opportunities

In the past, disabled people could only get government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medi-Cal if they had very little money, or if their access to property was tightly confined by restrictive trusts.

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Adults with Special Needs and Care Options

There are several different care options available for adults with special needs. These options range for those with special needs who are able to be more independent to those who need advanced medical care.

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