Getting Your Affairs in Order: Advance Care Planning

The National Institute on Aging has provided this handy info-graphic. The message is “Plan Ahead” for yourself and for loved ones for whom you will be assisting with important decisions on health and financial matters. The graphic doesn’t include a last will and testament. Suffice to say everyone needs a will. But even more important …

Texas Awards Millions For Veterans Mental Health

The following link is a news release published March 26, 2018 by The Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Although the grants are subject to the grantee organizations providing matching funds from their communities and supporters, this is a giant step forward to help Texas veterans.

How to Avoid a Dangerous Flu Complication

Pneumonia, or inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection, is a common flu complication that can result in hospitalization and even death. Consumer Reports has published timely information from the Center for Disease Control. This information is particularly relevant for the elderly during this and future flu seasons. Flu can cause pneumonia in two …

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

Azar: Plans to reduce high drug costs reflect President’s deep commitment to issue Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement today on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget: “The President’s budget makes investments and reforms that are vital to making our health and human services programs work for Americans and to …

How A Medicaid Compliant Annuity May Protect Life Savings

When nursing home care is needed immediately but a costly spend-down is necessary to qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits, a Medicaid-Compliant Annuity (MCA) might help avoid the spend-down by turning excess assets into an income-stream. We have found that MCA’s work well in Texas to preserve assets in IRA’s and retirement accounts that otherwise …

How and When to Talk to Elderly Parents About Their Finances

During the holidays, Consumer Reports posted an article on this sensitive subject. Regardless of the season, it’s a good time to make time to discuss financial matters with aging parents. Too often, we see people trying to pull together their parents’ financial information during a crisis. This happens frequently when a parent has an immediate …

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Questions About Dimentia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease may be among the most talked about and feared afflictions of the 21st century. Why? One of the main reasons is that humans are just living longer. However, the likelihood of attaining a ripe old age does not necessarily mean a person is on the road to Alzheimer’s. But we do know that …

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