New Rule on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

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The Federal Government has issued a final rule that limits the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing facilities and their residents. The final rule was published on July 16, 2019 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the government agency that regulates Medicare and Medicaid program providers. When someone is admitted to […]

Guides to Managing Someone Else’s Money

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At various times during my life I have had the responsibility of helping an aging relative pay their bills and handle their investments. I have been authorized to perform this financial caregiving either as a trustee or as an agent acting under a power of attorney. I can testify from personal experience that helping another […]

What is a Will?

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A Will is commonly defined as a document which disposes of a person’s property after their death. But   it can be much more than that, or sometimes less. A Will is also known as a “Last Will and Testament”. It is helpful to think of a Will as being a document that gives your instructions […]

Being Mortal

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One major benefit of being semi-retired is that I have more time to “read” audio books each day while I walk and exercise.  This is given me the opportunity to catch up on books I have long wanted to read (e.g. Steinbeck’s East of Eden) as well as more current titles. I recently read a […]