Be Wary when Signing Nursing Home Admission Paperwork

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Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and jargon. There is a temptation to just sign wherever directed without even trying to read and understand […]

How to Avoid an Estate Planning Tragedy

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You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both. -King Lear, 3.2 I recently purchased a copy of King Lear. Somehow, I had never read this Shakespeare classic. Now, being semi-retired I have some time to read things like this that I missed. Wow. This […]

Veterans Registry Bill Passes State House

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Are you a veteran? Pennsylvania wants to connect you and your family with information about valuable benefits, programs and services that you may not know about. The Pennsylvania Veteran’s Registry  is intended to provide veterans with information on many benefits, programs and services that are available to them, It’s operated by the Department of Military […]

Going Home from the Hospital: The Fast Appeal

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You are notified that you will be discharged from the hospital this afternoon. But you are concerned that your discharge is taking place too soon. You think you need additional in-patient care in the hospital. What can you do? Can you stop your scheduled discharge? Hospital discharges don’t always take place at the ideal time. […]

Can I Deduct my Long-Term Care Expenses?

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Long-term care can be very expensive. Can you deduct the costs on your income tax return? What is Long-Term Care? “Long-term care” refers to the ongoing personal assistance you need when you have a prolonged physical illness, disability or severe cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer’s disease). It may involve help carrying out basic self-care tasks, […]