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Dealing with Estates and Inheritances

Too often, families fight over inheritances. The clash may be over heirlooms, land, or money, and these fights erupt when there isn’t a will and even at times when estate-planning measures were put in practice. Sometimes, these conflicts are the last straw for families under stress, and family members may swear that they will never speak to one another again. The best way to reduce and avoid these conflicts is by anticipating these conflicts.

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Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

Some seniors think Medicare made a mistake. Others are stunned when they find out that being in a hospital for days doesn’t always mean they were actually admitted. Instead, they received observation care, considered by Medicare to be an outpatient service. The observation designation means they can have higher out-of-pocket expenses and fewer Medicare benefits. Yet, a government investigation found that observation patients often have the same health problems as those who are admitted.

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"Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me . . "

We’ve all experienced it: You try to remember a word, a phone number, or—most commonly—someone’s name, and you just can’t quite bring it to mind. You feel like you are so close to finding the word in your head!

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Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Wearable Health Sensors Are Just a Wrist Away

Today, biometrics engineers and tech firms across the globe are speedily developing sensors and wearable technologies that can monitor your health from a distance.

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Have the Flu or a Cold? Should You Exercise?

Maybe you put off your flu shot this year, so you’re wondering whether you’ve got the common cold or seasonal influenza. And should you use your illness as an excuse to slack off on your regular workout? It’s tempting … yet exercise keeps us healthier, right?

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The Financial Downside of Family Caregiving

Caring at home for an aging loved one is an honorable and rewarding role. Yet, caregiving is not without emotional and physical challenges, and sometimes, deep financial sacrifices.

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Getting More Caregiving Help From Your Siblings

When the needs of aging parents change, one adult child often ends up doing the lion’s share of the caregiving.

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Cooperative Caregiver Siblings; Hospital Observation Care Can Be Pricey for Medicare Patients

These and other stories are in the October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

Across the globe, people traveling to another country for healthcare are part of the growing medical tourism industry.

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