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Q+A: How to Access Grandma’s Storage Unit

Q: My grandmother has a storage unit, but they won’t let me get into it. She recently fell sick with Alzheimer’s and is now in a nursing home. She can’t really make sense when she tries to talk, so she isn’t much help trying to access the unit. We can’t afford to pay these storage…

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Benefits of Having a Nurse On Staff

Benefits of Having a Nurse On Staff

Have you known of an ill client who is discharged from the hospital with four separate orders from four different doctors for the same lab test? When it’s time to draw the blood work with no nurse on staff, the facility staff doesn’t figure out the overlap and the client ends up getting poked with…

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Why You Need to Purchase Long Term Care Insurance

Why You Need to Purchase Long Term Care Insurance

Have you purchased a high-coverage Long Term Care (LTC) insurance policy? If not, why not? Lately, when my college-age son hears either of his parents rant and rave about what is happening in the health care and benefits world, he has become fond of saying: “The only solution to health care issues is to be…

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What Keeps Me Going as a Guardian: The Story of Ester and Ralph

What Keeps Me Going as a Guardian: The Story of Ester and Ralph

Being a professional guardian is both a privilege and an honor, but the job also comes with some heavy responsibilities – including making difficult final decisions with options that are less than optimal. When I became the guardian of a 96-year-old woman and her 62-year-old developmentally-disabled son, I knew that any end of life decisions…

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