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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 2

Some of the most important estate planning areas for a non-traditional family are living wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney. If two people aren’t legally married, or related by blood, they may as well be strangers. The Florida

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 1

I’m being contacted by an increasing number of non-traditional families these days…with good reason. Non-traditional families are becoming the one of the biggest demographics in America. Whether gay or lesbian (legally married or not), divorced with children, “significant others” living

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The Medicare Merry-Go-Round

Too Many of Us Are Ending Up Back in the Hospital After Being Discharged  A recent report by Dartmouth University researchers revealed that one in eight Medicare surgery patients ended up back to the hospital within 30 days of being

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The Fiscal Cliff Has Been Avoided – For Now – Part 2

More meat-and-potatoes about the bill that avoided the Fiscal Cliff… CLASS ACT REPEAL: The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 repeals the CLASS Act, and provides for the establishment of a Commission on Long-Term Care. According to some reports, President

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If You Haven’t Yet Heard About “POLST”… You Will Soon!

What, exactly, is a “Do Not Resuscitate” order (DNR)? It’s basically a type of advance directive… stating that you do not wish to receive cardio-pulmonary resuscitation if your heart stops. You give the form to your doctor, and it becomes

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What Is “Palliative Care?”

Palliative care is basically the prevention and treatment of pain. It does not aim for a cure, per se; it aims, instead, for relief. And – although anyone suffering from any disease can receive palliative care – it’s most often

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End of Life vs. Prolonging Life

Unless you know something I don’t, we’re all going to die. We’re not, however, all going to die the same way. Some of us will die naturally, in a comfortable environment – perhaps our own home – surrounded by family.

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