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Somebodys Sweetheart

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
The month of February and Valentines Day brings a celebration of love and stirs couples to rekindle feelings of romance and devotion. Not so different from young couples are aging seniors, celebrating memories of sweethearts and romance in days gone by. Sit a while with a senior couple and they will soon be telling you their romance story or listen to a widow or widower as they sing their favorite love song from their youth.

Working with Elder Parents in Planning Financially for their Long Term Care

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
You may be taking care of elderly parents now or looking at that possibility in the near future. According to a report from USATODAY/ABCNews/Gallup Poll, 41% of baby boomers are helping take care of elderly parents by providing personal help or financial assistance or both.

The Perfect Holiday Caregiver: Its all a state of mind

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families coming together for the holidays.

Choices for End-of Life Caregiving

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
There are many decisions to be made when imminent death is approaching for a loved one. Questions regarding what type of care, medical assistance and even physical location for their last days confront us.

Legal Issues with Veterans Benefits

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
Federal law dictates that no one may help a veteran in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of an initial claim for VA benefits unless that person is accredited. The only exception to this law is that any one person can help any veteran -- one-time only -- with a claim. To help any veteran a second time requires accreditation.

Helping Your Elderly Parent with COPD Related Depression

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
Experts say that over a million people in the United States have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a chronic lung condition that includes bronchitis, emphysema or both.

Getting Your Affairs In Order

Long Term Care Link - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:00
If we had a crystal ball and could see into the future, we would not need to prepare ahead for end of life decisions. James was 62 years old when a stroke made it impossible for him to communicate with his family. Neither his wife nor children knew anything about his financial or medical information. James had always taken care of things himself and left no written directives in his behalf. Besides having to locate important documents, the family was left to make their own decisions about James long term care.
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