Employee Spotlight: Josephine Reviello

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Josephine was born in Edison, New Jersey at the JFK Hospital. She is the oldest of three – a younger brother and a younger sister. She often had the responsibility of baby sitting her younger siblings and running errands for mom on her bicycle (Josephine loved riding her bicycle everywhere so her mother bought her […]

Can You Disinherit Your Spouse?

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Can you disinherit your spouse? The answer depends on the state you live in but for residents of Pennsylvania, the answer is no. You can try… Although I led off saying you cannot disinherit your spouse, that answer is based on technicality. The reason is that you can try to disinherit your spouse by leaving […]

Medicare and Conversations about End of Life

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Medicare is proposing that it compensate physicians for discussions with patients about end of life medical care. Currently such “advance care planning” is covered only as part of the “Welcome to Medicare” introductory visit for new beneficiaries. Medicare is the federal program that insures 55 million older and disabled Americans. About 80% of people who […]

Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Care?

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The cost of long-term care in a skilled nursing facility continues to rise each year. A one year stay at a nursing home in Pennsylvania will cost, on average, $100,000.00. Understandably, many wonder how they could afford to pay for this care if they would require a nursing home stay. The first thought that some […]

Power of Attorney: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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Life is uncertain and dangerous. We are always at risk of becoming disabled due to accident, illness, or aging. Disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, is an individual’s physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of that individual. The incidence of disability increases with age especially […]