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Vet’s Benefit Formulas May Be Changing. And Vets Are Confused!

As I mentioned in my last blog, my Dad was a World War II veteran. He mostly kept his memories to himself. But, on the rare occasions he opened up, he conveyed a sense of trauma and horror that remains

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It’s Taking Too Long For Our Veterans to Get The Benefits They Deserve!

Nothing makes me angrier than to see veterans suffering while the government dithers about their benefits. And my interest is very personal. My Dad, who recently passed away, was a World War II veteran. He didn’t speak very often about

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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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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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What Hospice Is. And What It Isn’t.

When it comes to dying, we clearly don’t have a whole lot of choice in the matter. However, we often do have a choice about where our loved ones pass away. We have a choice about whether they pass away

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My Mom and Dad (Part 2)

Now that I’ve told you about my own Mom and Dad, and the end-of-life issues we’re facing, I feel like a burden’s been lifted from my shoulders. I’ve spent the past 33 years, as an Elder Law attorney, encouraging people

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